Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Jan 2009 09:54 UTC, submitted by Almar
Qt After Nokia purchsed Trolltech last year, doubts arose about how Nokia would handle the dual licensing model of Qt, the advanced cross-platform toolkit which lies at the base of the KDE Free software desktop. As it turns out, these doubts were unfounded, as Nokia today announced it's going to add the LGPL to Qt's licensing model, starting with Qt 4.5.
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RE[3]: Death Knell of Gtk+
by mallard on Thu 15th Jan 2009 20:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Death Knell of Gtk+"
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As to you other points... Anyone who thinks it's a good thing not to have a complete framework hasn't done real work in the real world.


Except that it becomes a pain if you want to use a _different_ framework. I don't think the GUI library should dictate what Database API you use for instance.

As for bindings, GTK+ has a C API. It is *far* easier to wrap C to other languages than C++ (and when you wrap C++, you usually have to wrap it in C first). This means less developer time/effort is spent on the "plumbing" of bindings with GTK+, leaving more time for the useful stuff.

Edited 2009-01-15 20:46 UTC

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