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Ryan Jendoubi
January 15, 2013 02:29
Re: wxPerl past, wxPerl present and wxPerl future.
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Hi all,

Long-time lurker (same situation as Sergei really), saw this discussion 
highlighted in Perl Weekly.

On 03/01/13 10:59, Johan Vromans wrote:
> wxPerl = GUI desktop programs
> [...]

To my mind this is the nub of it. Most things I find myself wanting to 
build these days suggest themselves most naturally as web services or 
mobile apps.

The other major point is the C/++ "requirement" that Mark highlighted. 
Really the wxPerl community has very little control of wxWidgets' 
"retrenchment" to the desktop.

But, to try and be positive...

What cool desktop apps do you all think that there's a real need for, 
for which wxPerl would be a good choice? I only have two ideas:

- An alternative to NVivo for tagging/coding texts for social sciences 
work. The only somewhat special requirement would be a widget that could 
render text and allow highlighting of words and phrases.

- Yet Another Desktop Podcatcher. You may groan, but Juice was a popular 
program in its time. Its development has since fallen by the way-side. 
I'd be interested in trying to make something that could fill that niche.

What else? It was interesting to read what Steve has been developing 
with the framework. Maybe there are work projects you can't talk about, 
but I raise the question because it's usually easier to get people 
enthused about outcomes than technologies.

My worry is that, irrespective of whatever internal problems it might 
have, the number of itches out there in the world for wxPerl to scratch 
is dwindling. What do you think?


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