[ubuntu-uk] Linux GUI Development

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Sun Jul 21 10:47:08 UTC 2013


I've used Anjuta which integrates well with glade and gtkbuilder. I only developed a relatively small application so not sure how well it scales.


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From: Nigel Verity <nigelverity at hotmail.com>
To: Ubuntu UK Mailing List <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: 19/07/2013 15:36
Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Linux GUI Development


I write all the software to support my business activities using Gambas 3. If you've used Visual Basic you can use Gambas. The two are remarkably similar. You can connect to an SQLite database with 3 lines of code, and then you have a very close equivalent to Access as well.

While I would highly recommend Gambas, my reservation is that its development team is very small and appears to rely on the expertise and goodwill of one person. This obviously makes it vulnerable.

I need a contingency plan in case Gambas support ceases. Does anybody have recommendations for alternative rapid development environments?

I've used  a number of programming languages over the years, so that isn't an issue. The main consideration is that it has a WYSIWYG form designer and a straightforward method of connecting the GUI to the code.

I've looked at Glade/GTK Builder. It falls well short of Gambas in terms of ease-of-use, but it would be better than nothing. Any other suggestions, please?


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