[plt-scheme] Planned changes for PLT Scheme 4.0

From: hdnews (hdnews at gawab.com)
Date: Sun Nov 18 08:21:43 EST 2007

There's mzgtk2 which could be a starting point for implementing mred on 
top of Gtk2?


Sam TH schreef:
> On Nov 17, 2007 10:11 PM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
>> At Sun, 18 Nov 2007 01:30:25 +0100 (CET), Ivanyi Peter wrote:
>>> Would you (PLT-Scheme developers) consider updating the GUI part of
>>> PLT-Scheme with a newer wxWindows? Can we discuss it?
>> The problem is that "PLT Scheme developers" for this facet is just
>> "Matthew". I'm burnt out on this topic, and no one else has stepped up
>> to the task, so far.
>> Surely implementing MrEd is a lot easier than it was 10 years ago.
>> Those were the Motif days! Some people still used monochrome monitors.
>> We had no Gtk or Cairo, and wxWindows crashed if you sneezed too hard.
>> Someone ought to be able to show me how it's done these days, and put
>> MrEd out of business.
> It seems like implementing MrEd in terms of a modern toolkit involves
> roughly two jobs:
> 1. Porting all the MrEd interfaces to the new toolkit API (this would
> be *a lot* of grunt work, plus the effort in porting complex things
> like editors).
> 2. Figuring out how to use abstractions like eventspaces and
> custodians across the FFI boundary.  This seems like it could be
> interesting, and maybe even research.  And it probably doesn't require
> doing all the work of (1) first.

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