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

From: Joern Thyssen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] GNOMEify the user interface?
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 05:18:28 +0000
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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.


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