Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 10:55 UTC
Qt Nokia today announced the availability of version 4.5 of the Qt cross-platform application and UI framework. It also introduced Qt Creator, a new lightweight cross-platform IDE. Qt 4.5 and Qt Creator combined comprises the Qt SDK, an easy to install package that will let developers create applications quickly and easily. "Qt 4.5 is setting the benchmark for application development," said Benoit Schillings, Chief Technologist, Qt Software, Nokia (and for those who remember, one of the original BeOS developers). It's also the first release of Qt under the LGPL.
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RE[2]: pyqt
by FunkyELF on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 17:32 UTC in reply to "RE: pyqt"
FunkyELF
Member since:
2006-07-26

The difference is substantial. It means the difference between being able to create commercial closed source apps and not.

If he doesn't LGPL it someone else will create an LGPL'd binding.

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RE[3]: pyqt
by leos on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 17:44 in reply to "RE[2]: pyqt"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

The difference is substantial. It means the difference between being able to create commercial closed source apps and not.


Not true. Riverbank offers commercial licenses of PyQt, so you can write closed source commercial apps with it just fine. You just can't do it for free.

If he doesn't LGPL it someone else will create an LGPL'd binding.


Highly unlikely, but anything is possible.

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RE[3]: pyqt
by Richard Dale on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 17:48 in reply to "RE[2]: pyqt"
Richard Dale Member since:
2005-07-22

The difference is substantial. It means the difference between being able to create commercial closed source apps and not.


I'm not talking about the difference from the point of view of someone using the bindings, I'm talking about the point of view of this person who you expect to develop the bindings. You really believe someone is going to donate 1-2 years of their time in order that you don't have to pay 350 pounds or so for a commercial PyQt license? What's in it for them?

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RE[3]: pyqt
by trenchsol on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 18:56 in reply to "RE[2]: pyqt"
trenchsol Member since:
2006-12-07

I think that vendor does no want to allow you and the others to use their work in order to create proprietary applications. They probably have some interest in doing so. Perhaps they want to retain an advantage over the other proprietary developers. They have every right to do that.

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