Joined: July 2004
||Posted: May 19 2007,20:59
Incompatable versions don't necessarily mean trouble. It's like this with any popular open source project. When I said FLTK I meant FLTK proper, as in the "official" and original line. FLTK 2 is the development version of this line, and I assume it will eventually be considered a replacement of the current stable 1.1.7. I just hope it doesn't become another Gtk1.2 vs. Gtk2 fiasco, with the differences being so vast that they are essentially two separate toolkits.
I haven't had any experience with Fox, but you're right that it looks appealing. The 5mb source download is particularly attractive, although that's still more than twice the size of FLTK's source =o)
Of course, the size of a source distribution doesn't really say much at all about the compiled size, speed, or functionality of the project. I just have a particular bias toward FLTK because I've become accustomed to using it in Lua-FLTK and murgaLua, and it is very efficient. The visual appearance of a toolkit doesn't mean much to me, as long as the lines and fonts are cleanly drawn so you don't need to put much effort into interpreting the interface.
I also don't know anything about the differences between browser engines, so I can't give any opinion of it.