Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 20th Apr 2008 00:35 UTC, submitted by Moochman
Qt Nokia will introduce Qt to the maemo platform in addition to GTK+. The first actual step will be the distribution of the Qt libraries for application development in maemo.org during 4Q2008. Nokia wants to explore cross-platform possibilities between S60 and maemo. It is interesting also to check the interest in the developer community for Qt in the tablets. This is also a way to attract more attention from the KDE community, a sensible move especially if the Trolltech acquisition gets completed.
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RE[3]: Qt quandary
by hibridmatthias on Mon 21st Apr 2008 17:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Qt quandary"
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"Why learn GTK+? Because (and I am intentionally avoiding words like "most" or "majority" here) a substantial portion of your potential users are like me and prefer GTK+ apps to QT apps.
I'm a little surprised, despite your qualifier, that's a pretty subjective and totally unquantifiable answer, when you're usually more objective. In that light, I would argue that the majority of users don't give a crap about what the GUI looks like. That's a typical GTK-type response whenever someone points out the superiority of Qt's framework over GTK (but we have *HIG* !!!!), but at the end of the day developers will choose the framework that works best for what they want to accomplish, not for what the users prefer. And users, for that matter, will generally choose their apps on merit. If you look at OSX or Windows, you very rarely see applications with anything regarding GUI consistency. Microsoft and Apple break their own guidelines all the time, let alone the third-party vendors. It's only linux where this argument is ever brought up, as if it has merit. "

I agree with you. I know of few people that "prefer gtk". They prefer desktops, they prefer distros, they prefer apps; only the devs I know give a d@mn what toolkit was used. Now fonts, on the other hand... :-)

Edited 2008-04-21 17:08 UTC

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