14 December 2006

GUI Toolkits - wxWidgets 2.8 Released

The latest stable release of wxWidgets has been released. You can view the announcement here.

Version 2.8 is the latest stable branch of wxWidgets taking over from 2.6. The new features it offers includes:
  • wxAUI - an advanced user interface library for docking and toolbars and much more.
  • wxRichTextCtrl - a powerful rich edit control.
  • wxComboCtrl and wxOwnerDrawnComboBox - more combo box goodness.
  • wxTreebook - A property sheet dialog with a tree view to navigate.
  • Various picker controls such as wxColourPickerCtrl, wxHyperlinkCtrl.
  • Partial right-to-left language support.
  • Support for Core Graphics on Mac OS X.
  • TAR archive support.
  • Plus more.
More details are available from this thread on the wxWidgets Forum - click here to view the thread.

Platforms supported:
  • Windows 95/98/ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista
  • Windows 64 on Itanium and x86-64 architectures
  • Windows CE, including Pocket PC 2003, Smartphone 2003, Mobile 5
  • Unix (Linux, *BSD, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, Tru64) and VMS with GTK+
  • Unix with Motif/Lesstif
  • Unix with X11 (beta)
  • Mac OS X using Carbon
  • Mac OS X using Cocoa (alpha)
  • MGL for Linux and DOS
  • OS/2 (beta)
  • Direct Frame Buffer (alpha)