wxWidgets is a set of libraries that allows C++ applications to compile and run on several different types of computer, with minimal source code changes. There is one library per supported GUI (such as Windows, GTK+, Motif, and Mac). As well as providing a common API (Application Programming Interface) for GUI functionality, it provides functionality for accessing some commonly-used operating system facilities, from copying and deleting files to socket and thread support. wxWidgets is a 'framework' in the sense that it provides a lot of built-in functionality, which the application can use or replace as required, thus saving a great deal of coding effort. Basic data structures such as strings, arrays, linked lists and hash tables are also supported. Such a toolkit is not unique - there are others to choose from - but wxWidgets is free, well-established, well-documented, and very broad in its coverage of GUI functionality. It has some extras that make it stand out from the crowd, such as the many convenience dialogs, built-in HTML display and printing, virtual filesystems, easy-to-use OLE automation controller class, Open GL support, and many other features that make it easier to write modern and user-friendly applications. This package contains the 3.1 development branch of the library.
Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.
The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.
Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.
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