Proposal: An Xfce C++ language binding for GTK+

David Fraser davidf at
Thu Oct 7 23:15:28 CEST 2004

Benedikt Meurer wrote:

> Jeff Franks wrote:
>> To Xfce4 Developers,
> Hello Jeff,
>> [Proposal]
> First off all, I've to say, that I've looked into GFC a few weeks ago 
> in quite some detail, and discovered some parts where I'd prefer the 
> Gtkmm way. These are mostly details, though. In general I think that 
> GFC is a good attempt to wrap the Gtk+ API.
> I've been thinking of - and working on - language bindings for Xfce 
> for over a year now. I have several initial attempts with C++ (using 
> Gtkmm mostly), D, Scheme and Ruby bindings (and Olivier came up with 
> the idea of Python bindings recently) hanging around on my harddisks. 
> That said, none of these attempts satisfied my needs. What I'm looking 
> for is a general "wrapper kit", that allows to easily integrate 
> another language into Xfce w/o the need to maintain another language 
> binding (as you might know, Xfce has only a few developers, and we 
> can't maintain x language bindings like Gnome).

I'm relatively new here - just know that wxPython uses SWIG to 
autogenerate most of the wrappers. That's for a fairly complex C++ 
toolkit but it works really well.


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