druid VS gtk

Compare druid vs gtk and see what are their differences.

druid

A data-first Rust-native UI design toolkit. (by linebender)
GUI

gtk

DEPRECATED, use https://github.com/gtk-rs/gtk3-rs repository instead! (by gtk-rs)
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druid gtk
59 5
9,405 1,306
0.4% -
3.3 4.0
22 days ago over 3 years ago
Rust Rust
Apache License 2.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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druid

Posts with mentions or reviews of druid. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-10.
  • Druid – A data-first Rust-native UI toolkit
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Oct 2023
  • What can rust do
    5 projects | /r/rust | 10 Apr 2023
    For GUI applications, the story is mixed. There are several GUI frameworks in active development, but nothing as polished and battle-tested as Electron for TypeScript. There are bindings to GTK, but they're cumbersome to work with, and I wouldn't recommend it to a Rust newbie. There's also Tauri, which is a bit like Electron and lets you write the GUI in HTML/CSS/JS and the business logic in Rust.
  • Do Rust and Lua work well together?
    8 projects | /r/rust | 3 Mar 2023
    Concerning GUI frameworks, the most common ones are druid, egui and iced. All three of them run native and on the Web.
  • What was the hardest coming from C++ to Rust?
    8 projects | /r/rust | 3 Mar 2023
    Going to give a shoutout to druid. I've recently tried it with the Lapce editor and it's just so smooth, fast and works so well for a pre-alpha app.
  • What GUI libs are out there and good to use?
    9 projects | /r/rust | 19 Feb 2023
    As iced and egui were difficult for me, i started with druid.
  • Rust GUI framework
    16 projects | /r/rust | 8 Feb 2023
    There is Iced which is used by system76 in Pop!_OS, Druid [DISCONTINUED], GTK-rs, Relm, Azul and Tauri. Personally I would use Tauri for its speed using the OS's native web render, documentation of use with things such as Sveltekit and the ability to make UI's using JS, CSS and HTML. Tauri similarly to Electron whilst being far faster. But its up to personal preference really. There aren't any solid "go to" options at the moment.
  • What do people use for simple UI projects?
    4 projects | /r/rust | 2 Feb 2023
    Druid should be good for most cases, it has a lot of built-in widget for the UI, you can even make a custom widget with a canvas-alike painting API.
  • Druid, a Rust-native UI toolkit, released v0.8 after two years of work by 80 contributors.
    7 projects | /r/rust | 27 Jan 2023
    Druid, which is a Rust-native UI toolkit for building desktop applications targeting Windows/macOS/Linux/OpenBSD/FreeBSD, has a new version out - v0.8.
  • Ergonomic APIs for hard problems (RustLab 2022 keynote)
    1 project | /r/rust | 1 Jan 2023
    There's a memoize View node in the previous iteration of the Xilem prototype, but it hasn't made it in to the current branch yet. That sounds like what you're asking, but it's possible I'm missing something.
  • Dioxus: User interfaces that run anywhere
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Dec 2022
    You can use GTK from Rust. But the Rust native ones aren't really there yet. [Iced](https://github.com/iced-rs/iced) which has been picked up by System76 and [Druid](https://github.com/linebender/druid) (and it's next gen version [Xilem](https://github.com/linebender/xilem)) are the ones to watch, along with Dioxus which is the main post here.

    I'd expect there to be something useable by the end of 2023.

gtk

Posts with mentions or reviews of gtk. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-10.
  • Sharex doesn't open!!!
    2 projects | /r/archlinux | 10 Nov 2021
    thread 'main' panicked at 'libgtk-3 was configured with `--enable-debug=no`. See https://github.com/gtk-rs/gtk/issues/270 for details', /home/(username)/.cargo/registry/src/github.com-1ecc6299db9ec823/gtk-0.5.0/src/rt.rs:137:13
  • need help, gtk on windows 10 using vs code
    1 project | /r/rust | 7 Jun 2021
    basically I setup gtk how it is described on the gtk-rs.org site and official gtk guide https://www.gtk.org/docs/installations/windows/ using msys2, for more details check this video it describes exactly what I did https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUJFYOCbuDg
  • Is there a place where I can learn how to do low level system programming for Linux?
    1 project | /r/linuxquestions | 3 Apr 2021
    You could make bar pretty easily with GTK. You should read up on the Wayland and GTK documentation. GTK has official bindings for C and Python, and there is gtk-rs.org for Rust.
  • form applications using rust
    1 project | /r/rust | 31 Mar 2021
    There's https://crates.io/crates/gtk
  • How would I code a file manager (gui)
    1 project | /r/linuxquestions | 31 Mar 2021
    I wouldn't expect there to be a tutorial specifically for writing a file manager. (After all, the vast majority of people who write GUI apps for Linux never write a file manager.) But there is some documentation on how to write GUIs with Rust and GTK here https://gtk-rs.org/.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing druid and gtk you can also consider the following projects:

iced - A cross-platform GUI library for Rust, inspired by Elm

Native Windows GUI - A light windows GUI toolkit for rust

egui - egui: an easy-to-use immediate mode GUI in Rust that runs on both web and native

QML-rust - QML (Qt Quick) bindings for Rust language

tauri - Build smaller, faster, and more secure desktop applications with a web frontend.

relm - Idiomatic, GTK+-based, GUI library, inspired by Elm, written in Rust

Azul - Desktop GUI Framework

Slint - Slint is a toolkit to efficiently develop fluid graphical user interfaces for any display: embedded devices and desktop applications. We support multiple programming languages, such as Rust, C++ or JavaScript. [Moved to: https://github.com/slint-ui/slint]

conrod - An easy-to-use, 2D GUI library written entirely in Rust.

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