Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th May 2006 19:54 UTC
GTK+ GTK+ 2.9.0 has been released. This is the first development release leading up to GTK+ 2.10. For completeness: "GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites."
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RE[3]: Firefox's Choice
by tmack on Fri 5th May 2006 22:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Firefox's Choice"
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QT is GPL'd, so Mozilla would have to GPL any of their software that uses QT.

GTK+ is LGPL'd, which means as long as GTK+ is not statically linked into Mozilla, Mozilla can use whatever license it wants.

This is the same reason why Eclipse/SWT doesn't have a QT-port, why there's not official WxWidgets/QT port, etc.

GPL is bad for windowing tool kits.

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