Linked by ephracis on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 13:18 UTC
General Development This is a call out for help on creating a consistent and native feeling on Mac OS X and Linux. As I have never owned a Mac and haven't used Linux as my main OS for over 3 years I need the community of OSNews to help me do this.
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RE: Qt4
by stew on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 22:17 UTC in reply to "Qt4"
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VirtualBox is actually also a good example of the negative sides of relying on a cross platform toolkit: while it draws the widgets using native routines, the layout of the widget does not conform to the UI guidelines. Mac OS X specifies a certain distance that widgets are supposed to keep from window borders and other widgets. Qt or wxWidgets do not enforce these distances, nor do they enforce the default type faces or sizes.

By violating the layout guidelines, an application can draw using native widgets but still look alien to a Mac user.

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