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Re: Abysmal state of GTK build

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Abysmal state of GTK build
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 23:44:26 -0400

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  > If Someoneā„¢ contributes a Qt port, that might
  > do as well (there was a port of XEmacs to Qt several decades ago, so
  > it definitely feasible).

Qt has a grave problem: its license.  It is released undeer GNU GPL
version 3 _only_.  That means that if someday we have a GPL version 4,
when we upgrade Emacs to GPL version 4-or-later, it will be
license-incompatible with GPL 3.

The Qt developers might change to GPL 3-or-4, but we can't assume they
will do so.

Use of C++ is another problem.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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