caseih wrote:And that statement I actually disagree with. Open source VB6 would actually be pretty huge, or would have been even a couple of years ago.
A couple of years ago most likely, nowadays I'm not so sure anymore. I mean most of the new UI technologies, research and development seems to happen in the field of web-technologies. Traditional desktop UI frameworks seem to be more or less in maintainance mode (I know that's a bit exaggerating, for sure the big ones like Qt or GTK evolve, but it's not the big new ideas coming from those, they rather adapt ideas origin from the web world). VB6 was probably most-liked for its simplicity to create UIs resulting in small and reasonably fast executables. It did the things needed back then very well, but I guess it doesn't do nowadays tasks that good (web, async, distributed, cloud, ... just to mention a few buzzwords).