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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RE[6]: Unconvinced
by segedunum on Fri 7th Dec 2007 20:18 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Unconvinced"
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If you use QT, you're somehow telling your customer: "well you paid for our product, but if you want to build closed source app, you must also pay XXXX$ to company Y". Even if it has many advantage (ROI), it will be unwelcome by customer.

On the contrary, that is exactly what development companies want to hear. They want to see quality development tools and libraries so that they can make money. 'Free' development tools come an extremely distant second if no one wants to use them.

Let's put it this way: You either give them what they want to see or they will keep passing your platform by. If you have to sell licenses to fund and move your development platform, tools and desktop along, then so be it. The status quo of "You can develop everything for free!" cuts no ice in the real world.

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