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Porting wxWidgets blog -- portingwx.blogspot.com
Posted on 20-Nov-2012 18:34:19
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Hey all,

As some already know, I'm doing a port of wxWidgets to AmigaOS. It's the first and maybe only time I port wx to a new platform, so I thought I might share the experience as I go:

http://portingwx.blogspot.com

In order to make this appealing also to non-programmers, I will use the opportunity to write a little about how to approach difficult challenges in general. As applied to this project obviously, though some of the juicier technical details may be better communicated in other forums (perhaps here). It's a single person project at the moment, though I will build on the technical base of some previous porting efforts.

Either way, first blog episode is out now. Hope you enjoy it!


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Posted on 20-Nov-2012 18:43:52
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@andst

I dont have much knowledge about it (no coder) but it seems many good apps uses (dependencies) this so we need wcWidgets on amiga. If you manage it its a plus for us amigans :)

Nice blog !

EDIT: If i remember right AudioEvolution on pc/mac uses vwWidgets.

Last edited by Kicko on 20-Nov-2012 at 06:46 PM.

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@andst

Hello and welcome

I belive you are aware of this bounty?
http://www.amigabounty.net/index.php?function=viewproject&projectid=30









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Posted on 20-Nov-2012 19:33:29
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@mr2

Thank you :)

I've been in contact with the people behind the bounty. The description is a little bit dated, but essentially we want to achieve the same thing. I've also been in contact with abalaban, who has been very helpful in getting me started.

Thanks for the tip though. I have some Amiga history but have been away from the community for a while. Hints and tips will certainly be helpful.

@Kicko

Yes, there are many good apps built on wxWidgets, and having wx on Amiga should give easy access to many of those. What's more, I understand apps like Audacity started out on Amiga and was ported to wx, thereby gaining a larger audience. That would be another interesting option imo, as I recall there being some pretty clever apps/devs on Amiga that could benefit from a larger audience.

Glad you guys like it!

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@andst
Welcome to Aw.net

I have followed your talks with Bill from the sideline, hope you will succeed with your efforts.

Troels/ Amigabounty.net

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@andst

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I've also been in contact with abalaban, who has been very helpful in getting me started.


Agreed, he is very helpful. I use his Wacom tablet driver

Good luck. Hope you will succeed :)


@Troels

Now we have only one "dead" bounty, Gnash. Any idea what to do with it...or collected money?

Last edited by mr2 on 20-Nov-2012 at 09:04 PM.

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@all

Picture the Goal, new post out now at http://portingwx.blogspot.com/

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Posted on 23-Nov-2012 13:00:58
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@andst

Great!
I hope this will also help in bringing back AudioEvolution on AmigaOS

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@Nibunnoichi

Yeah, agreed. Any suggestions of wx apps that people are interested in are useful. I've started a list of such apps, and I'm adding AudioEvolution to it.

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Programming Demystified. New post out at portingwx.blogspot.com. Subscribe using your favorite browser or reader so you don't miss any posts! //A.

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@andst

Was ages ago i knew basic on c64 :) then i went to assembler on a500, then went on to music :) Ill keep reading your blog.

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The Project Revealed. New post out at http://portingwx.blogspot.com/.

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@andst

Is the project dead ? Anyone continue on it ? Too bad

Last edited by Kicko on 28-Dec-2015 at 11:17 PM.

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@Kicko

Nothing has been said about it for a long time now. If no one else does, then I may start poking around with figuring it out myself. (I opened the amigabounty for it, with KiCad PCB tools in mind for myself) I'm working through a master degree in engineering and haven't had time for "fun" things for a few years. I've got about a year left to finish then I can concentrate on other things again. Also looking forward to getting into other dormant projects again. I used wxWidgets for part of a big embedded systems project this past semester, which has me interested again, but I'm not sure how far I can get into this one just yet.

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I remember reading, I think it was on Morphzone, that someone was working on it and I've seen other mentions of interested devs through the years. With how things are in our community there are currently various people working on it and wasting their time ...

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The interest is as if we had wxwidgets maybe DaveAE could port his Audio Evolution 5 for amiga. I dont know how it is now but back then this was the requirements to port it.

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