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[4]: Unconvinced
by leos on Fri 7th Dec 2007 20:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Unconvinced"
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Bugs that don't appear on Win32 but appear in GTK and Mac, and obscure bugs that mean that cross-platform apps aren't very cross-platform at all.

To be fair, any cross-platform toolkit is going to have some of these problems. You can't guarantee 100% that a certain OS at a certain patch level won't cause bugs in something as complex as a cross platform GUI toolkit.
That said, all my Qt apps are built for clients running Windows, and yet I do all my development on Linux. Then, when I'm ready to do a release, I reboot into windows, recompile (qmake, nmake release), and create the Windows version. So far I haven't had any bugs on Windows that weren't already identified on Linux.

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