Linked by Nth_Man on Fri 5th Jul 2013 21:42 UTC
Qt Qt 5.1 has been released. It brings several enhancements, Qt Quick Controls, Qt Sensors, a much better C++11, Wayland and OpenGL support, and the development of Android and iOS applications is very usable for a large number of use cases. In related news, the LXDE desktop prepares the change to Qt.
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RE[3]: Good news
by moondevil on Sat 6th Jul 2013 06:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good news"
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Only WPF is comparable somehow but WPF is C# and managed .net and can't be used from regular C++.

You seem to have been away from Windows for some time.

The XAML stack has been rewritten in C++ for Windows 8.

When targeting Metro applications, you can use XAML with C++/CX, which compiles to native code. Or use the Windows Runtime template framework when you prefer to use plain C++ without language extensions.

MFC is just crap.

I always find funny people complaining about MFC.

When Microsoft did MFC they tried to copy Borland's OWL by doing a proper OO framework. This is where Afx prefix comes from.

After some field research, most complained it was too OO and they would prefer just a thin layer over Win32, which triggered a rewrite before publishing it.

So the ones to blame are the C developers moving to Windows that couldn't deal with C++.

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