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mr(R)

17.08.2008, 15:01
 

Best library for new applications? (Developers)

What is the most recommend DOS library for graphical user interfaces for new applications? I prefer
- modern C++ according the standard
- Free Software
- nice addition if more then gui function is supported (other abstraction layers such as for sound)
- nice addition if I could simply switch the compiler and change target to win32/64 (without NTVDM dependence), if this isn't to utopistic

Laaca(R)

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17.08.2008, 18:21

@ mr

Best library for new applications?

Allegro and its GUI addons.

(DOS386 maybe will not agree with me (he says it has some bugs) but he is not right. It doesn't have any serious problems. Only some people wrong use it)

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FFK(R)

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17.08.2008, 20:57

@ Laaca

Best library for new applications?

> Allegro and its GUI addons.

Yes if you are looking to be multi-platform allegro is a good choice.
BTW wxWidgets+MESA could be a second good choice, but i had never got the luck to test a DOS software developed with that.

DOS386(R)

20.08.2008, 08:04

@ mr

Best library for new applications? DUGL

> What is the most recommend DOS library for graphical user
> interfaces for new applications?

DUGL.

> simply switch the compiler and change target to
> win32/64 (without NTVDM dependence)

Before or after ?

Laaca wrote:

> Allegro and its GUI addons.
> (DOS386 maybe will not agree with me (he says it has some bugs)
> but he is not right. It doesn't have any serious problems.
> Only some people wrong use it)

Nice to know. Please point me to some bugfree reference applications (the MOONO thingie doesn't count: no mouse, no VESA, too trivial).

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Steve(R)

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20.08.2008, 14:14

@ DOS386

Best library for new applications? DUGL

> > Allegro and its GUI addons.
> > (DOS386 maybe will not agree with me (he says it has some bugs)
> > but he is not right. It doesn't have any serious problems.
> > Only some people wrong use it)
>
> Nice to know. Please point me to some bugfree reference applications..

Irrelevant and useless. Apps might have bugs for reasons other than bad libs, or might work well in spite of bugs in libs, or might not use buggy parts of libs.

If you think there are bugs, the burden is on you to point to them, not on others to prove non-existence.

mr(R)

20.08.2008, 19:06

@ Steve

Best library for new applications? DUGL

> the burden is on you to point to them, not on
> others to prove non-existence.

Nice way of thinking.

mr(R)

20.08.2008, 19:07

@ DOS386

Best library for new applications? DUGL

> > simply switch the compiler and change target to
> > win32/64 (without NTVDM dependence)
>
> Before or after ?

Before... After... Any time. Just like you can switch with Qt from Windows to Linux.

Laaca(R)

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20.08.2008, 20:29

@ DOS386

Best library for new applications? DUGL

> Nice to know. Please point me to some bugfree reference applications (the
> MOONO thingie doesn't count: no mouse, no VESA, too trivial).

Vavoom for example. Or Happyland adventures.

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Laaca(R)

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Czech republic,
20.08.2008, 21:54

@ Laaca

Best library for new applications? DUGL

...or Mik's port of Links - the text/graphical WWW browser

Rugxulo(R)

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Usono,
20.08.2008, 22:09

@ DOS386

Best library for new applications? DUGL

> Nice to know. Please point me to some bugfree reference applications (the
> MOONO thingie doesn't count: no mouse, no VESA, too trivial).

http://www.rainemu.com/

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