Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Feb 2010 12:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Gnome GNOME hacker Seth Nickell has written a lengthy PDF and accompanying blog post with a number of very interesting ideas for GNOME 3.0. I pondered putting this up on the front page, but since that usually only attracts the "It's not what I'm used to so it sucks"-crowd, I decided to put it up here. Be sure to read the blog post, the PDF, and the comments on the blog post to get the entire picture.
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vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

There are reasons to choose GTK over QT for programmers who are not targeting GNOME. Maybe because their app is written in C and easier to bind to the language they use.


No "binding" is needed to use C code from C++. All you need is a good ol' linker. Most C programs can be compiled with C++ compiler, even.

Perhaps it is because GTK is just a toolkit and a lot slimmer than QT.


I doubt developers really care about this kind of "slimness", being that Gtk+ apps mostly target desktop computers.

Maybe they just prefer the look and feel of GTK.


Check out QGtkStyle.

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abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

No "binding" is needed to use C code from C++. All you need is a good ol' linker. Most C programs can be compiled with C++ compiler, even.


I actually edited that part into incoherence. What I meant to say is that if your program is written in another language it is easier to use a C based toolkit, especially when QT is so much more than just a toolkit and GTK works well with other GNOME and non-GNOME C libraries that are easier to interface with other languages than C++.

I doubt developers really care about this kind of "slimness", being that Gtk+ apps mostly target desktop computers.


Actually people do care because GTK+ is used in the mobile space and mobile embedded platforms are becoming increasingly important.

Check out QGtkStyle.


I use it for my QT apps but the font rendering sucks in comparison.

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Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12


I actually edited that part into incoherence. What I meant to say is that if your program is written in another language it is easier to use a C based toolkit, especially when QT is so much more than just a toolkit and GTK works well with other GNOME and non-GNOME C libraries that are easier to interface with other languages than C++.


Qt have as much binding as Gnome, including C#, Php, Perl, Java (dieing, but still working), Python, ruby, JavaScript/HTML, OBJ C (not sure how compatible, I did not tested). It will also work with C and lua-c. You can write in pretty much everything GTK support.

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