MGUI developing started in 1992 under DOS (Borland BGI), due to the lack
of an advanced and simple to use GUI in this environment. The library design
was hardly conditioned by the knowledge acquired in the Unix X-Window environment.
This has made it very simple to obtain a Unix version of the MGUI library
in 1993. Next step was to port the software in the DJGPP environment, and
it became possible to create 32 bit DOS applications using the GNU gcc
compiler and gaining great improvements in the graphics performance. In
1994, after a little tuning in the MGUI API, the porting in the Windows
environment completed the available base platforms.
The first publicly available release (1.4) was distributed via FTP
archives (Simtel and Sunsite) in 1996.
MGUI is continously improved to keep it an uptodate toolkit available
for modern (and some old) compilers.