What is WideStudio?

What is WideStudio?

WideStudio is an open source, Integrated Development Environment for desktop applications purely made in Japan. This enables you to develop GUI applications that can run on Windows95/98/Me/NT/2000/Xp/Vista, WindowsCE, Linux, FreeBSD, SOLARIS, MacOSX(w/X11), BTRON, T-Engine, mu-CLinux(wo/X11) in various programming languages such as C/C++, Java, Perl, Ruby, Python,Objective Caml
Since an application is build on MWT(Multi-Platform Widget Toolkit) which runs on multiple platforms, WideStudio applications are all source compatible between these platforms. If you developped an application in C/C++ language, you only need to re-compile the source code to run on a different platform in as native code.
Here is a list of platforms that WS can run on

Supported Platforms

WideStudio Just fits it!

  • You can develop desktop applications easily and free of charge!
    WideStudio is an inovative tool to develop an application visualy across multiple platforms. You can design a GUI application using software parts - "Component", and reduce development process and cost efficiently. Also, WideStudio provides an IDE, runtime libraries, and compilers, all free to everyone. Now you don't need to buy an expensive IDE tool prohibiting novice programmers to start development.
  • WideStudio leads GUI in Ubiquitous Computing
    WideStudio is capable of developing applications available from large server to an embedded device. You can develop GUI based applications that can run on T-Engine, WindowsCE, ITRON which supports Ubiquitous computing as well as Win32, Linux, Solaris, MacOSX, BTRON. Thus, applications you develop with WS have no need to aware platform differences such as Windows, WindowsCE, Linux, FreeBSD, SOLARIS, MacOSX, T-Engine, or BTRON
    Also you will be able to experience sufficient performance on low-spec CPU or with very limited memory because WideStudio GUI processing runs as a CPU-native code resulting in low cost development for embedded devices - WideStudio leads state-of-the-art GUI application development in Ubiquitous Computing.

  • WideStudio is Open Source
    WideStudio has been developed by WideStudio Development Team aiming at sharing software development techniques and benefits among everyone with its complete source code being available.
    This software has an X11/MIT type open source license which does not require users to disclose applicaiton source code, which means anapplication developed with WideStuido can be used commercially. Also WideStudio source code is completely developed and managed by WideStudio Development Team to maintain free of risk from lawsuits by third parties regarding copyright violation - users who want to make their application commercially avalable, need not to scare of lawsuits at all.

  • WideStudio License
    WideStudio comes with the following license

    • All features of WideStudio are aviable free of charge
    • Applications developed with WideStudio and the libraries may be distributable commercially or non-commercially. i.e. You can sell your applications built with WideStudio.
    • Applications developed with WideStudio are not required to disclose source code and you can distribute only binaries.
    • There is no need to declare that your application is developed with WideStudio either to WideStudio Development Team nor the users of the application.
    • We do not ristrict any commercial or non-commercial activity on WideStudio.

WideStudio Screenshot

WideStudio Platform Examples

Win32 Platform
Linux Platform
WinCE PlatformWinCE PlatformWinCE Platform
WinMobile Platform

MacOSX Platform
mu-CLinux Platform
T-Engine Platform
ZAURUS Platform

WideStudio Features
WideStudio Operating Environment
WideStudio supported platforms and software components

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