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

From: Michael Petch
Subject: RE: [Bug-gnubg] GNOMEify the user interface?
Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 15:37:21 -0600

When I responded to this thread with my previous post, I happened to
make no mention of what Library/Tools I'd use for the user Interface.

But since people are making opinions known, I would favor QT as well for
the GUI and even the other library components QT offers (Besides the

QT Designer is a very reasonable GUI development environment, and along
with Kdevelop are are a very good software development suite. 

But yes, it would require a concerted effort to migrate to QT. Is the
time and effort worth it? I think it depends on what people to perceive
the future of gnubg to be.

If it is to satisfy power users who learn quickly then I'm not sure a
polished look is going to buy anything. And I feel that QT products seem
to have a finesse that GTK etc do not. If the target is for a more
generalized crowd, and gnubg wants to expand to all types of users - I
think change is necessary.

But thats the thing about Open Source - everyone is free to add and make
changes they want. But I think thats why many of the Open Source
products with a GUI look terrible. Older versions of X-Chat had one of
the most bloated UI's for menus. I could never find what I was looking

Maybe in in a roundabout way, I'm wondering if we should consider
looking at some type of UI spec for the product?


On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 07:14, Albert Silver wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: address@hidden [mailto:bug-gnubg-
> > address@hidden On Behalf Of Michael Petch
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 3:59 PM
> > To: Øystein Johansen
> > Cc: gnubg (E-mail)
> > Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] GNOMEify the user interface?
> > 
> > I have been giving this some thought as well. Cross Platform is ideal
> > (but not always possible). 
> 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.
>                                               Albert
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