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 apoclypse on Mon 21st Apr 2008 20:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Qt quandary"
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If that is the typical response from GTK+ advocates then its wrong. The Gnome HIG has very little or at least should have very little to do with the toolkit itself. The same thing goes for Qt applications and how they are designed. Crappy UI's has very little to do with either GTK or Qt, or any toolkit for that matter (well that is not always true, you are not going to use Motif and get something pretty). If Qt application has bad design, then its because that particular app has a bad designer. The same for gtk apps, yes gtk has a very set look about it but that doesn't all of a sudden make it look better than Qt ( I'm a gnome user, BTW). Besides that Qt supports the ability to look like the platform its running on, this includes Gnome, including swtiching the button positions the way Gnome likes them.

There are plenty of Qt apps on the market that you wouldn't know are Qt (I think google earth uses Qt), because they are designed to look like whatever platform/design the author intended. I like Qt, I like its progress, its KDE I don't like but I certainly don;t blame Qt for that. I do however blame Gnomes deficiencies on GTK, because the toolkit itself needs a serious overhaul.

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