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Any update on cross platform guis?

I’m looking at building desktop apps for win/linux/mac

I was going to use electron but I’m getting tired of node. You have to install 80GB of packages just to do “hello world”

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I have no experience, I found:

https://github.com/oprypin/crystal-imgui, done by @oprypin

However, Crystal can’t be used for Windows yet. There are other languages using imgui.

If you like Qt/C++: https://develop.kde.org/docs/kirigami/

There are still some restrictions, but for the most part Crystal runs very well natively on Windows!

Demonstration of GUI development: https://pryp.in/blog/28/running-crystal-natively-on-windows-building-videogame-examples.html

I don’t have any experience with any of these, but there are a number of shards available at https://shardbox.org/categories/GUI_library