Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 10th Aug 2007 02:53 UTC, submitted by J. M.
Qt A Trolltech employee explains how Qt 4.4 will eliminate current problems with redrawing artifacts and poor resizing performance, using windowless child widgets.
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Finally
by J.R. on Fri 10th Aug 2007 10:03 UTC
J.R.
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2007-07-25

I was wondering what toolkit to use. To be honest I was really unsure, but finally I bought a GTK+ book. Now I am not so sure anymore. This flickering has been something I have been annoyed at for years, and pretty much makes QT superior with a great margin...if it works that is ;)

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RE: Finally
by DirtyHarry on Fri 10th Aug 2007 11:29 in reply to "Finally"
DirtyHarry Member since:
2006-01-31

You bought a GTK+ book? And the only reason to switch to Qt is this flicker stuff? How about API? The API of Qt is way, WAY ahead of the GTK+ one.... That is if you like C++ ;-)

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RE[2]: Finally
by aseigo on Fri 10th Aug 2007 12:02 in reply to "RE: Finally"
aseigo Member since:
2005-07-06

you can write Qt apps in python, ruby or java (to name three) so the "if you like C++" is really a non sequitur =)

that said, i completely agree that a better reason to pick between the toolkits is API design (for me this includes consistency, clarity, speed in use and documentation) which is a place where Qt has always shined brightly.

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RE[3]: Finally
by reduz on Fri 10th Aug 2007 15:45 in reply to "RE: Finally"
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

For programming C++, Qt is a toolkit that aims at making your programming easier. Gtkmm (the C++ layer of GTK) is a big mess to me compared to Qt, because of horrible docs , and very complex, barely documented APIs using templates. Still though, I think the signals system in Gtkmm (libsigc++) is much nicer than Qt Signals (argument binding is extremely useful) and doesn't need a preprocessor.

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RE: Finally
by TheMonoTone on Fri 10th Aug 2007 15:56 in reply to "Finally"
TheMonoTone Member since:
2006-01-01

Buy a book? You don't need no stinkin book with Qt! Complete and clear docs are standard.

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