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Octavian Rasnita
January 3, 2013 10:17
Re: wxPerl past, wxPerl present and wxPerl future.
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From: "Waldemar Biernacki" <>

> My opinion is very similar to that of Sergei's.
> I trace the list for few years but use Prima library:
> 1. Prima is very easy installable in Windows and Linux
> 2. Prima has very good examples,
> 3. Prima has quite good pdf documantation,
> 4. and has very perlish style.
> The only minus of Prima is that there is only very few people that use it.

Another big minus is that it doesn't create interfaces accessible for screen 
readers, so the programs it creates won't be accessible for the blind.

> I've tried very hard to use wxPerl but:
> 1. wxPerl sometimes doesn't wanted to be installed,

I always installed WxPerl using ppm and it worked fine every time. Now there 
is also the wonderful Citrus Perl which can be installed under Win/Linux/Mac 
and it includes WxPerl.

> 2. no good examples (If I remember well, there was some demo application 
> which contains examples,
> but I coudn't easily extract the valuable subsets),

Yes, I found the same thing. I think it would have been much better if 
instead of that big demo app with many modules there were many standalone 
scripts. Harder to write duplicate code, but easier to understand by a 

> 3. When I decided to build an application using some book rules I didn't 
> find any book/html -
> no documantation. Just ad-hoc pieces of advice and a list of the modules - 
> many, many times
> without full description.

There is a big .chm file which is very nice and easy to use, but 
unfortunately it may be very hard to understand because it presents the C 
syntax, not the Perl one, and if we don't know C...


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