Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:31:26 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Interface for John Brad, On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 08:51:01AM -0400, brad@...ystems.com wrote: > FLTK is a nice GUI library that I've used in the past, it allows for all > of your requirements for a JTR GUI except the native look/feel you > mentioned. One benefit to a smaller GUI library (such as FLTK) is that it > can easily be statically compiled/linked so distribution is simple. > wxWidgets is nice too (I've used that as well), but it is larger and may > be trickier when it comes to distribution. Thank you for sharing your experience. This sounds about right. > If the GUI is done well and "just works", people won't mind that it does > not blend in with the OS look/feel. Just thought I'd throw that out. I'm afraid that some people would be discouraged from trying out and learning JtR (vs. some other tool) by the weird look of the GUI. It's sort of the same kind of people who are now discouraged from using JtR by it lacking a GUI. Sure, those who are using the command-line JtR now yet would prefer a GUI would likely be happy with any GUI that is done well in terms of functionality, ease of use, and reliability, but one of the reasons for making a GUI is to attract new users to JtR. Thus, I think that OS native look & feel is fairly important. Alexander
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