Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Mar 2009 16:48 UTC
GTK+ The GTK+ guys have released GTK+ 2.16. As always, this new release is source and binary compatible with the previous GTK+ release. In case you don't know: "GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites."
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Is the linked article still accurate?
by lemur2 on Tue 17th Mar 2009 03:37 UTC
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

FTA:

GTK+ is free software and part of the GNU Project. However, the licensing terms for GTK+, the GNU LGPL, allow it to be used by all developers, including those developing proprietary software, without any license fees or royalties. GTK+ is the only 100% free-of-cost open source industrial-strength GUI toolkit available today.


Is that claim entirely correct? I have no qualms with the first sentence ... but isn't the latest release of Qt (Qt 4.5 and later, and also Qt Creator) also licensed under the LGPL license?

Did I read that wrong, or are the GTK+ authors trying to claim that Qt and Qt Creator somehow do not qualify as an "open source industrial-strength GUI toolkit"?

Obligatory supporting links:

http://dot.kde.org/2009/03/03/qt-software-releases-lgpled-qt-45-and...

http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/news/item/9076_Qt_45-Qt_Creator_and_...

Edited 2009-03-17 03:42 UTC

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Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Seems the text from older announcements are being re-used here. Just drop a mail to the GTK release engineer sending the announcement.

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