Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th May 2006 19:54 UTC
GTK+ GTK+ 2.9.0 has been released. This is the first development release leading up to GTK+ 2.10. For completeness: "GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites."
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RE[4]: Firefox's Choice
by segedunum on Sat 6th May 2006 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Firefox's Choice"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

I don't know who modded you up, but that's pretty uninformed:

QT is GPL'd, so Mozilla would have to GPL any of their software that uses QT.

Wrong. In order to use GPLed software you need to be using a GPL compatible license (LGPL etc.), but you're still wrong about Mozilla even then. It uses a MPL/GPL/LGPL triple licensing scheme.

If you're going to try and comment on stuff like this, please, do some Googling. It's amazing what you can turn up.

This is the same reason why Eclipse/SWT doesn't have a QT-port

If Eclipse used a GPL compatible license then they could, and there is no reason in the whole wide world why they can't. The reason why there is always talk of a Qt Eclipse port, and many people within Eclipse are actually motivated to do it, is because GTK Eclipse sucks like a Hoover. Eclipse, despite talk of it being used for cross platform development, is still very much geared to running on Windows.

However, if you have enough money to spend on Webshpere then you will see that a Qt port of Eclipse actually exists - it's just that IBM pays a fair bit of money for it. It must be good for something...

why there's not official WxWidgets

Don't see a problem with a wxWidgets port. There's just no interest.

GPL is bad for windowing tool kits.

On the other hand it's good for open source projects and for creating all that free software we all know and love, ensuring that code goes back in.

It's also good for companies who want to dual license and to keep on improving their toolkits so people can actually create software that works. With a healthy respect for GPL compatibility you can actually do anything you want if you wanted to. Even porting GTK to KDE in a full manner, and using GTK, is totally possible.

I know people always want to dredge up lots of licensing problems for their own agendas, but honestly, they just don't exist.

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