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wxWidgets - Cross-Platform GUI Library

GSoC 2009

We had three projects as part of Google Summer of Code 2009:


Ribbon bar component

Student: Peter Cawley Mentor: Julian Smart

Original proposal:

The wxWidgets library is currently lacking a ribbon bar component. The ribbon bar has been popularised by programs like Microsoft Office 2007, and there are recurring requests for a wxWidgets implementation. I propose to implement a collection of classes which make it easier for application programmers to implement a ribbon bar in their programs.

The project was a great success and wxRibbonBar has been part of wxWidgets since 2010.

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File System Watcher

Student: Bartosz Bekier Mentor: Vadim Zeitlin

Original proposal:

wxWidgets aims to provide developers with a good solution to build cross-platform applications. This includes GUI libraries and a set of companion wrapper libraries for networking, multi threading and more. File system notification support I intend to implement will enable new exciting opportunities for developers using wxWidgets: creating cross-platform indexing solutions, interactive file managers, reloading configuration files in apps, advanced backup and synchronizing software and lots more.

The project was a qualified success as the class functionality was mostly implemented even if several bugs remained.

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AUI enhancements

Student: Malcolm MacLeod Mentor: Bryan Petty

Original proposal:

With this project I will fully integrate tabs into the wxAUI interface, both for drag and drop creation of tabs by users as well as for loading and saving of perspectives. Additionally provided enough time is left over after the primary goal I will integrate proper tested fixes for various other outstanding problems and minor feature enhancements in AUI.

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