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Software News : WxWidgets bounty opened.
Posted by Troels on 2009/5/25 20:46:37 (2043 reads) News by the same author
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Amigabounty.net announces a bounty to get WxWidgets ported to AmigaOS4.1.

Having WxWidgets available on AmigaOS4.1 will help give us easier access to a huge number of cross-platform applications and it will allow AmigaOS4 developers to reach a wider audience if they develop using WxWidgets.

EDIT: 27.05.2009 Alexandre Balaban has been assigned to the bounty and deadline has been changed as agreed with Alexandre. If you haven't donated already please consider doing so at the amigabounty website.


Examples of applications using WxWidgets include: KiCAD, Audacity, Code::Blocks IDE and (originally from the Amiga) Audio Evolution 5.

Links:
WxWidgets bounty site.

WxWidgets website.


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rwo
Published: 2009/5/25 23:39  Updated: 2009/5/25 23:39
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
This is a good bounty seen from a coder.

I donated 25 euro.

RWO
spotUP
Published: 2009/5/26 1:26  Updated: 2009/5/26 1:26
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
BRING IT ON!

good one RWO!
Daedalus
Published: 2009/5/26 9:27  Updated: 2009/5/26 9:27
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
Looks great, I'd love to see Audacity on the Amiga! Could be good for commercial apps like Audio Evolution - maybe we'll see it back on the Amiga?
DaveAE
Published: 2009/5/26 10:56  Updated: 2009/5/26 10:56
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
If enough of wxWidgets gets ported, then yes, I'll port AE5 to OS4 again.
I think it should be well investigated (for the GUI phase anyway) if Reaction should be chosen as layer under wxWidgets. I think MUI has more classes that I might even need for AE5 and will probably make it easier to use for a broader audience (MOS, AROS, etc.). And if it runs on more AmigaOS-alikes, there are going to be more wxWidgets developers/porters. Win-win situation I'd say!
kas1e
Published: 2009/5/26 11:31  Updated: 2009/5/26 11:31
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
What DaveAE said.

Need change in bounty reaction to mui, and then i will spend some money to it too. (always like when ppls think not only about one os, but about all amiga like oses (in which all amiga community will won)).
Troels
Published: 2009/5/26 11:47  Updated: 2009/5/26 11:47
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
Reaction is the default GUI for AmigaOS4 and amigabounty is a bounty site for OS4 only.
If other Amiga like systems can benefit from the hosted bounties it's fine with me (I donate for AROS too) but we're not going to change from the native default GUI to a 3rd party GUI to help the other platforms.

Show me the sourcecode for MUI4 and some decent terms to get it ported and released for OS4 and I will consider changing my mind.. Until that happens I see no reason to support MUI as it's future on OS4.x seems very uncertain.
kas1e
Published: 2009/5/26 12:01  Updated: 2009/5/26 12:01
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
@Troels
But what about limited classes or Reaction (which must be done by Hyperion, and when it will be done in the same way undefined (but mui already have all what it have) ?
DaveAE
Published: 2009/5/26 14:07  Updated: 2009/5/26 14:07
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
Donated 100 euro. Good luck with the project!!
Troels
Published: 2009/5/26 14:11  Updated: 2009/5/26 14:11
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
Wow, thanks for your support Dave.

I promise to buy a copy of Audio Evolution 5 if/when it becomes available for AmigaOS4
spotUP
Published: 2009/5/26 14:22  Updated: 2009/5/26 14:22
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
wow... good one dave!
DaveAE
Published: 2009/5/26 14:24  Updated: 2009/5/26 14:24
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
And thank you for setting up such a project!
It would save me a lot of time if this project comes to completion. Let's hope there will be (enough) developers who are actually willing to do the port.
kas1e
Published: 2009/5/26 14:40  Updated: 2009/5/26 14:40
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
Strange that when it was 62, bounty says "need 70", now, after it 162, bounty says "need 170" :) Better set one price at one time to avoid different thinks about, or just write somethink "as much you can".
orgin
Published: 2009/5/26 14:48  Updated: 2009/5/26 14:48
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Joined: 11/16/2006
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Comments: 3236
 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
@kas1e

Hmm where does it say that?

If you refer to "162.34 EUR Out of 170 EUR originally submitted."
Then the first value is the amount left after paypal has taken its share and the second value is how much was actually donated before paypal took its share.
kas1e
Published: 2009/5/26 15:15  Updated: 2009/5/26 15:17
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
@origin
got it, my mistake :) 220 already

btw. anybody have plans to works on it ? If yes, how much author of port want for it ? (somethink like 'end' price' ).
Chris
Published: 2009/5/26 19:10  Updated: 2009/5/26 19:10
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Joined: 11/17/2006
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Comments: 3308
 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
@kas1e

Quote:
But what about limited classes or Reaction (which must be done by Hyperion


No they don't - anybody can write a Reaction (BOOPSI, actually) class. Conversely, with MUI I think I read somewhere you need to be registered to develop new classes.
salass00
Published: 2009/5/26 20:03  Updated: 2009/5/26 20:03
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
F.e. AmiSoundED uses it's own ReAction class for the waveform display/editor. This is implemented as a private class linked directly into the program but with very little work it could also be implemented as a class library similar to other BOOPSI/ReAction gadget classes.

AmiSoundED source code is on OS4Depot BTW.
afxgroup
Published: 2009/5/26 22:49  Updated: 2009/5/26 22:49
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Joined: 12/02/2006
From: Taranto, Italy
Comments: 1041
 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
also Transmission use a cool class that display the download state and was made by RWO
nbache
Published: 2009/5/26 23:27  Updated: 2009/5/26 23:27
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
@Troels
Quote:
Wow, thanks for your support Dave.

I promise to buy a copy of Audio Evolution 5 if/when it becomes available for AmigaOS4

Me too! Well, an upgrade from AE4 more likely. But that means I can spend a bit more on the bounty now -- done!

Best regards,

Niels
samo79
Published: 2009/5/26 23:47  Updated: 2009/5/26 23:47
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
Just 6 month for this type of bounty ?

I want to believe!

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Troels
Published: 2009/5/27 0:12  Updated: 2009/5/27 0:12
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
Quote:
Just 6 month for this type of bounty ?

Where does it say that? ;)



Ok, I changed the deadline from 6 months to... "Will be discussed with the developer(s) accepting the bounty and announced afterwards."
rachy
Published: 2009/5/27 9:28  Updated: 2009/5/27 9:28
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
Thumbs up for this bounty!

However, I highly doubt that ReAction would be suitable as a straightforward backend for WxWidgets. Most likely it needs lots of extension via specialized subclasses and even some hacking into the OS itself.

I am pretty sure it can't be done within 6 months, 1 year more likely.
DaveAE
Published: 2009/5/27 12:39  Updated: 2009/5/27 12:39
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
Perhaps this link can be added to the bounty page about starting a new port:
http://www.wxwidgets.org/docs/faqgen.htm#newport

Basically, you can start with wxUniversal and implement native widgets along the way. Also note that wxCore is the GUI part, so that's the biggest slice. After wxBase and wxCore I would only need wxXML, which is probably something I can do myself.
Elwood
Published: 2009/5/27 13:32  Updated: 2009/5/27 13:32
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
@Troels

Quote:
we're not going to change from the native default GUI to a 3rd party GUI to help the other platforms.

Agreed, and donators may not want to support other platforms.
samo79
Published: 2009/5/27 13:48  Updated: 2009/5/27 13:48
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
Well it was written on AmigaBounty, but maybe isn't too realistic, almost difficult
Troels
Published: 2009/5/28 0:01  Updated: 2009/5/28 0:01
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
Hi Samo

I know it was written there and it was probably to optimistic.

Abalaban has now been assigned to the job and the deadline has been changed again if you check amigabounty.net
samo79
Published: 2009/5/28 14:12  Updated: 2009/5/28 14:12
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
Yes just read

This is a great news, this bounty are maybe more important than Gnash too, cause it can help to bring a lot of new modern software on our platform.

Well what to say more, just hope that others can follow and more important help Abalaban in this project
angelheart
Published: 2009/6/6 20:21  Updated: 2009/6/6 20:21
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 Re: WxWidgets bounty opened.
This is great news !

maybe the PC software TEXT Transformer can help convert ?

I dunno if we have an Amiga equivelent:

http://www.texttransformer.com
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