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Re: [Bug-gnubg] GNOMEify the user interface?

From: Michael Petch
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] GNOMEify the user interface?
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 00:19:04 -0600

The QT-Free product is fully GPL compliant. One must only look at the
KDE project. Large scale QT development for a very large number of
projects across a multitude of platforms. I personally do not believe
this an issue.

As for C/C++. Well actually Gnubg has C/C++ components (I didn't notice
this until I was building on Mac OSX when I had to link in the stdc++
library). The file in question is board3d/font3d.cpp.

Not sure a move from C to C++ is a bad thing. I think the GnuBg product
in many places could benefit from an object oriented paradigm. But we
don't have to migrate all the code right away.


On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 23:18, Joern Thyssen wrote:
> On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 03:47:15PM +0200, Øystein Johansen wrote
> > >What's wrong with QT (http://www.trolltech.com)? It is free to
> > >non-commercial developers, is easily cross-platformable (don't bother
> > >looking that up), and is very very good. The latest versions 3.2.x are
> > >amazing pieces of software and have advanced a lot since previous
> > >versions. A number of major software companies are using it such as
> > >Adobe to name just one.
> > 
> > Yes, your're right the QT libraries are really fine, and they are the
> > core of the KDE desktop. However, all our custom widget are written
> > with GTK, which is totally different from QT. GTK is the libraries
> > which GNOME is based on.  Starting to reprogram the whole interface to
> > QT will be very very much work!
> I see a least two problems with using QT:
> (1) it's coded in C++ rather than C like the rest of gnubg
> (2) as a part of the GNU project we should primarily support GTK/GNOME
>     as they're also part of the GNU project. QT was once proprietary,
>     but is now released under GPL, so there shouldn't be any legal
>     problems, though.
> Joern
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