Will the components of wxCode be a part of wxWidgets one day

Talk here about issues with one of the components hosted at wxCode, or suggest features for it.
ccnyou
Knows some wx things
Knows some wx things
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:08 am

Will the components of wxCode be a part of wxWidgets one day

Postby ccnyou » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:55 am

I'd like to code with wxCurl to support https in my project. I use the wx 2.9.4(svn version). There are some error in wxCurl when I compile wxCurl. How I wish wxCurl could be one part of wxWidgets so that I can use it directly.

utelle
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 808
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:00 pm
Location: Cologne, Germany
Contact:

Re: Will the components of wxCode be a part of wxWidgets one

Postby utelle » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:42 am

ccnyou wrote:I'd like to code with wxCurl to support https in my project. I use the wx 2.9.4(svn version). There are some error in wxCurl when I compile wxCurl.

Unfortunately wxCurl wasn't maintained for about 3 years now. Last changes were made in March 2010. And there are several open bug reports. It's a pity.

That is, you are in fact on your own to fix any issues with wxCurl if you want to use it in your project.

ccnyou wrote:How I wish wxCurl could be one part of wxWidgets so that I can use it directly.

It is very unlikely that any of the wxCode components will ever be integrated into wxWidgets itself. The wxWidgets core developers do not have sufficient capacities to maintain lots of components and code they are not familiar with. Several components that were part of the wxWidgets contrib section were dumped to wxCode years ago for this reason. Not that it did any good to wxCode ... :(

Regards,

Ulrich

User avatar
tierra
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 1331
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:14 pm
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Contact:

Re: Will the components of wxCode be a part of wxWidgets one

Postby tierra » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:24 am

On the other hand, this is one of the main reasons why they are in wxCode instead of bundled with wxWidgets. They often could use more work and polish, and it's easier for anyone to jump in and contribute to them this way.

utelle
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 808
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:00 pm
Location: Cologne, Germany
Contact:

Re: Will the components of wxCode be a part of wxWidgets one

Postby utelle » Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:14 pm

tierra wrote:On the other hand, this is one of the main reasons why they are in wxCode instead of bundled with wxWidgets. They often could use more work and polish, and it's easier for anyone to jump in and contribute to them this way.

In principle you are absolutely right. However, almost no one jumped in to take over one of these contributed components.

The situation today is that wxCode is cluttered with unmaintained and/or outdated components not usable with recent wxWidgets releases 2.8.12 resp 2.9.4. Only about 25 % of the wxCode components are actively maintained. This unfortunately makes it difficult to convince new developers to join the wxCode developer team.

Regards,

Ulrich


Return to “wxCode”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests