Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Feb 2010 12:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Gnome GNOME hacker Seth Nickell has written a lengthy PDF and accompanying blog post with a number of very interesting ideas for GNOME 3.0. I pondered putting this up on the front page, but since that usually only attracts the "It's not what I'm used to so it sucks"-crowd, I decided to put it up here. Be sure to read the blog post, the PDF, and the comments on the blog post to get the entire picture.
Permalink for comment 411391
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Member since:

No "binding" is needed to use C code from C++. All you need is a good ol' linker. Most C programs can be compiled with C++ compiler, even.

I actually edited that part into incoherence. What I meant to say is that if your program is written in another language it is easier to use a C based toolkit, especially when QT is so much more than just a toolkit and GTK works well with other GNOME and non-GNOME C libraries that are easier to interface with other languages than C++.

I doubt developers really care about this kind of "slimness", being that Gtk+ apps mostly target desktop computers.

Actually people do care because GTK+ is used in the mobile space and mobile embedded platforms are becoming increasingly important.

Check out QGtkStyle.

I use it for my QT apps but the font rendering sucks in comparison.

Reply Parent Score: 2