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 anda_skoa on Fri 7th Dec 2007 20:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Unconvinced"
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But if you're a OS/desktop maker, you want to give your customer a way to build application without any restriction to your target user/developper

This is true, but the other offerings limit the customer in doing multiple platforms with a single codebase.

It will depend on the product if doing a multi codebase development, probably with a different developer team for each platform will be more or less expensive than using a development framework that lets you do multiplatform with a single codebase and a single development team.

Unfortunately quite a lot of companies still do software development the 20th century way: separately for each platform.

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