Am I the only one miss C++ application GUI that is so much snappier and responsive than todays GUI framework such as Electron or others using python, JS etc?

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  • sciter

    Sciter: the Embeddable HTML/CSS/JS engine for modern UI development

    If you really, really have to build cross platform, rich UI - check out It's html/css/js but still pretty fast and relatively lightweight.

  • Avalonia

    A cross-platform UI framework for .NET

    There's also Avalonia UI, also on .NET.

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  • Librum

    The Librum client application

    Also I m working on a Qt application which is heavily UI based and not that much performance oriented:

  • Skia

    Skia is a complete 2D graphic library for drawing Text, Geometries, and Images.

    So a couple of people here talk about Sublime Text being very snappy, so if anyone’s interested, ST uses a custom gui framework based on Skia.

  • qskinny

    A lightweight framework on top of the Qt scene graph and only few classes from Qt/Quick. It is usable from C++ and/or QML.

    Not really, or at least, not fully. The roadmap for Qt 6 somewhat vaguely intends to have a C++ API for Qt Quick Controls (now there is, but very limited and private with no compatibility, and ugly to use). I think they are seeing that QSkinny can take some market from them.


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