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[14]: Unconvinced
by leos on Fri 7th Dec 2007 22:01 UTC in reply to "RE[13]: Unconvinced"
leos
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Well, they do impact the exe size significantly, because they bundle the interpretor within the exe. But then again, if you are currently statically linking Qt, your exe files are probably huge anyway.


Yeah that's more or less unavoidable. My install files tend to be on the order of 3 to 4mb for Qt apps on Windows.

It just bundles the Python source inside an exe with an interpretor that runs in. In other words, if keeping your source is a secret, it's a problem.


Yeah that's not a problem for me. For vertical markets that kind of stuff is usually less important (I've even done contracts with the open source version of Qt. Commercial does not necessarily mean closed source). Same with anti-piracy measures. It's not worth my time to put a lot of effort into that.

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