Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 7th Dec 2007 06:25 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Qt Jambi ships as a single Java library, or JAR (Java Archive) file, plus a handful of tools, including an interface layout and design tool, and an Eclipse plug-in. Trolltech uses its vaunted Qt C++ library as the GUI engine and puts Java wrappers around it. This approach uses the JNI (Java Native Interface) to call the necessary functions from Java. More here.
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big thing
by antonone on Fri 7th Dec 2007 08:22 UTC
antonone
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2006-02-03

Everything good and well, not counting the fact that QT Jambi runtime libraries are around ~30MB - so you can forget about using QT Jambi to write small desktop tools.

But apart from that, it's awesome and I'm sure I'll use it some day. ;)

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RE: big thing
by memson on Fri 7th Dec 2007 21:25 in reply to "big thing"
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2006-01-01

True, I guess. However, it being a runtime means that any number of "small apps" can use the same libs and therefore the argument lessens. What needs to happen is bundling ala DotNet. Love it or hate it, it is a classic example of a large runtime that doesn't seem so large after you begin installing apps to use it.

EDIT:: woohoo!! OSNews doesn't detect MicroB on the N800 is a mobile browser and so we don't get stupid ass mobie pages with crippled login functionality!!! Stoked about that. Viva la revolucion!

Edited 2007-12-07 21:29

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