What is your favorite GUI library/framework?

What GUI library or framework do you find the most pleasant to work with? Or in other words, which one do you love so much that if they were a person you'd be having sex with them daily non-stop?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >needing a framework
    NGMI

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm gonna start with a framework, then I will move to libraries. GUI development is tricky.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >best
    emacs
    >second best
    web UI that runs in the user's browser

    everything else is comparable to a red hot catheter

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A GUI is like a woman that has to spend an hour doing her makeup to go to the grocery store. My wife doesn't even have pierced ears.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fair enough but at some point the commandline just doesn't do it. Look at all the features of qbittorrent for example, how tedious would it all be if it were all in a terminal? You'd have to export a csv of the upspeed and downsneed and view them as a picture every time you'd want to see how your speeds went, how fricking moronic that would be.

      That's just one example where visuals are important.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        True. But GUIs peaked with Windows95. Everything after that is fluff.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Commandline? What is this, the 90s? What an intuitive user interface.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >qbittorrent
        https://github.com/rmartin16/qbittorrentui

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd rather get ass raped than use a GUI library. No disrespect to any contributors or developers that have used them. It might be an unironic skill issue.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i liked the old xcode with interface builder, but that is now 20 years ago. the way u used it was demoed by steve jobs in the 90s or 80s on a next presentation. piss easy to use.
    everything else is fail and aids, web gui is fhe way to go, as not even operating system manufacturers support their own operating systems at this point. whereas html files just render just about anywhere, making them much more portable.
    another good one was the one from webos for the palm pre, but they're out of business. i just looked up the name of it: "ares", but i cannot recall it being named like that. whatever, it ran in the browser. that was also kind of easy to use.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cant you use Glade from GNUStep?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        My bad, that's GTK builder. Gorm is for GNUStep.

        https://gnustep.github.io/experience/Gorm.html

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Interface Builder was integrated into Xcode

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    iced.rs
    Just look at its showcase https://iced.rs/#showcase

    nuff said.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      iced or eframe/egui?

      that shit looks kino though.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      looks very nice
      too bad it's rust

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm using this to rebuild the Pikeru filepicker to get good performance. It is very nice

      looks very nice
      too bad it's rust

      Rust is part of what makes it nice

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm using this to rebuild the Pikeru filepicker to get good performance. It is very nice
      [...]
      Rust is part of what makes it nice

      Iced is shit because a) it comes with a bloated runtime - and it really is a bloated one and b) because of its elm model. Holy frick it's the most complicated GUI framework I have ever used.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ScalaFX

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    vala+gtk is very nice
    qt+nim is comfy but looon compile times
    html is hard since there isnt one way of doing things....

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >vala
      wasn't that on life support?
      Also how is the language itself outside gnome framework

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >wasn't that on life support?
        kinda there certainly are modern things that could improve it 100% but I don't think the devs have the time/will to do it. Its quite nice feels like a sane way of writing gnome stuff if you are used to C gnome however it quickly falls apart once you realize its gnome java.
        I like I really love it even but hate java style try/except when we have better alternatives now. Also calling c functions is unnecessarily complex and requires a extra step last time I checked. Still would recommend it if you want a very nice experience on how gui development should be done.
        Gnome docs are a pain in the ass however only pick it up when you have time to waste.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Gnome docs are a pain in the ass however only pick it up when you have time to waste.
          GNOME docs generated by gi-docgen is actually quite nice. The old gtk-doc documentation is hideous tho.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Microsoft java (C#)
          >Google java (Kotlin)
          >Gnome java (Vala)
          why does everyone keep making more java

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    PDCurses

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    HTML + CSS

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    my terminal emulator

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    SDL2 is nice, raylib is also very comfy if you need a quick GUI, if I must (I don't) I will use xlib

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    TK 4 lyfe

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    HTML/CSS
    Godot as a close second

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I used GTK in the past, which is alright but takes a lot of work to get the widgets built up.
    Currently writing the game and all the UI is just raw SDL2 (uses bitmap fonts so implementing text rendering was easier than usual).

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Redeem Java Swing sir

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i like FLTK

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Apple Cocoa

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    win32

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    wxWidgets, actually, wxLua because for what I need to do it is not necessary to use a more elaborate language

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Qt is the comfiest overall but only remains comfy if you stick to developing for Windows.
    As soon as you try to distribute any GUI program for Linux you suddenly need a team of paid staff to manage the 500x ways you need to package and distribute it for 500 different distro versions with varying configs.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    qt my beloved

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    stdout

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Im a normal person, I don't have a favorite GUI library/framework because most GUI library/frameworks sucks.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing has ever beaten WPF/C#/MVVM.

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Browsers are frankly overpowered, and these days all my daemons just have a webapi usually paired with a CLI one. Part of me wants to go back to traditional GUI stuff just because I fundamentally hate the "browsers for everything" philosophy, but it's really hard to justify.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Avalonia is pretty nice despite being enterpriseware

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    > no one mentions lazarus
    why is pascal so hated?

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Win32, but with developed under GNU/Linux with MinGW and wine

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Avalonia

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ultimatepp so far

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