Shutter port on other OSes?

Asked by theUg on 2010-05-23

Is there any plans to port Shutter to other OSes? Is any third-party developer working on it? Is there analogous software available under MacOS and Windows?

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Vadim Peretokin (vperetokin) said : #1

No, and its not in plans.

On May 23, 2010 2:59 AM, "theUg" <email address hidden>
wrote:

New question #111986 on Shutter:
https://answers.launchpad.net/shutter/+question/111986

Is there any plans to port Shutter to other OSes? Is any third-party
developer working on it? Is there analogous software available under MacOS
and Windows?

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theUg (theug) said : #2

Would it be generally hard to port it for the third-party? I’m asking, cause I don’t know much about this, but GTK is available under Windows, and, for instance, so is Pidgin, that is based on it.

One of the most important things is that Shutter depends on software
components that are only available on Linux and comparable platforms
(e.g. some gnome libraries and especially a fully working X-Server).
Shutter is using xlib calls in many cases to perform the various tasks
of taking screenshots. Most parts of the application had to be rewritten
when multi-platform would be a future goal.

Another reason that comes to my mind is that there are already a lot
screenshot taking applications for windows (freeware and professional
software). I am unsure if the huge amount of work would be worth it.

Nevertheless, this is an open-source project and anyone could start a
port of Shutter at any time…to any platforms possible. I am always
willing to assist where I can.

Regards
Mario

theUg (theug) said : #4

Thanks for reply, that cleared up a lot. Can you tell me more about those other programs? I’ve only learned about Snagit the other day, don’t know much else.

Please have a look at this list:
http://alternativeto.net/desktop/shutter/?platform=windows&sort=likes

I think Screenpresso, Greenshot, and Faststone Capture are freeware and
featureful.

theUg (theug) said : #6

Thanks Mario Kemper (Romario), that solved my question.