Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Feb 2009 14:07 UTC
Editorial Late last week we ran a story on how the Google Chrome team had decided to use Gtk+ as the graphical toolkit for the Linux version of the Chrome web browser. It was a story that caused some serious debate on a variety of aspects, but in this short editorial, I want to focus on one aspect that came forward: the longing for consistency. Several people in the thread stated they were happy with Google's choice for purely selfish reasons: they use only Gtk+ applications on their GNOME desktops. Several people chimed in to say that Qt integrates nicely in a Gtk+ environment. While that may be true from a graphical point of view, that really isn't my problem with mixing toolkits. The issue goes a lot deeper than that.
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RE[5]: We're Stuck With It
by Lousewort on Tue 17th Feb 2009 16:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: We're Stuck With It"
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"Were we to adopt QT, we would have to charge a fee for each instance of our application suite; where our customers pay nothing right now, the QT app would cost them more than the Microsoft one- guess which one they would choose?

When you have a clue what you're talking about, and things called facts, give us a call. A royalty has never been a part of Qt's licensing model. Only developer fees have, and the latest version 4.5 has now been relicensed under the LGPL so even that has gone.

I have had two civil responses already informing me as to my error. The tone of your response is arrogant, as if you cannot make mistakes. I would appreciate it if you would get off your high horse and join the rest of humanity.

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