Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th May 2008 17:59 UTC, submitted by TLZ_
Qt There is a group of consistency freaks out there (like myself) who are not very fond of mixing Gtk+ with Qt applications. The reasons for this are not just graphical, but also behavioural; Gtk+ applications behave differently than Qt applications (menus are different, layout is different, etc.). Trolltech obviously can't tackle the behavioural side of this issue, but they can tackle the graphical one. This is exactly where QGtkStyle comes into play.
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Shouldn't this be in reverse?
by raynevandunem on Fri 16th May 2008 06:30 UTC
raynevandunem
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2006-11-24

I've been wondering about when GTK+ will up its own ante and adopt similar features to what QT4 is boasting, especially http://arstechnica.com/journals/linux.ars/2008/02/19/qt-styling-add... .

No doubt that this is lending a hand to GTK+ users, but I think that this is more of a failure of the GTK+ camp to suck it up and improve the toolkit to bring it to the par of Qt4. It's like the GTK+ developers have more of a "bleh, let's wait until it looks *really* out of date in comparison to other widget toolkits!"

Or is it because the GNOME collective's leaders are wild about using XUL and the Mozilla platform as a future mainstay for GNOME development, and aren't really focusing on enhancement of GTK+?

/I use Windows, and I'm not a fan of either toolkit or desktop environment.
/web design student, so of course I think Qt styling is an awesome concept.

Edited 2008-05-16 06:30 UTC

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Gtk developers are thinking of trying to catch up to Qt, that's why they are deliberating a GTK 3.x branch... But it'll take them years, and Qt will be further developed by then. So catching up? Not anytime soon, I suppose. But of course, it also depends on what you want and need in a toolkit...

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