Linked by Nth_Man on Fri 5th Jul 2013 21:42 UTC
Qt Qt 5.1 has been released. It brings several enhancements, Qt Quick Controls, Qt Sensors, a much better C++11, Wayland and OpenGL support, and the development of Android and iOS applications is very usable for a large number of use cases. In related news, the LXDE desktop prepares the change to Qt.
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RE: Good news
by Lazarus on Fri 5th Jul 2013 22:37 UTC in reply to "Good news"
Lazarus
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2005-08-10

Ubuntu's Unity Written In Qt/QML For "Unity Next"

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTMxNzM

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RE[2]: Good news
by twitterfire on Fri 5th Jul 2013 23:42 in reply to "RE: Good news"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Ok, so LXDE and Ubuntu just confirms wwhat I said since 13 years ago: Qt is the best toolkit out there.

It's just a shame people doesn't use it more on Windows, too. Only WPF is comparable somehow but WPF is C# and managed .net and can't be used from regular C++. MFC is just crap.

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RE[3]: Good news
by tidux on Sat 6th Jul 2013 00:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Good news"
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2011-08-13

Qt would have been king from day one if it had been LGPL. The whole reason Gtk exists is that Qt was nonfree at the time.

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RE[3]: Good news
by Soulbender on Sat 6th Jul 2013 01:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Good news"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Ok, so LXDE and Ubuntu just confirms wwhat I said since 13 years ago: Qt is the best toolkit out there.


Or maybe it wasn't the best 13 years ago and it's only due to recent developments that these projects are switching.

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RE[3]: Good news
by moondevil on Sat 6th Jul 2013 06:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Good news"
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2005-07-08

Only WPF is comparable somehow but WPF is C# and managed .net and can't be used from regular C++.


You seem to have been away from Windows for some time.

The XAML stack has been rewritten in C++ for Windows 8.

When targeting Metro applications, you can use XAML with C++/CX, which compiles to native code. Or use the Windows Runtime template framework when you prefer to use plain C++ without language extensions.

MFC is just crap.


I always find funny people complaining about MFC.

When Microsoft did MFC they tried to copy Borland's OWL by doing a proper OO framework. This is where Afx prefix comes from.

After some field research, most complained it was too OO and they would prefer just a thin layer over Win32, which triggered a rewrite before publishing it.

So the ones to blame are the C developers moving to Windows that couldn't deal with C++.

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RE[3]: Good news
by WorknMan on Sat 6th Jul 2013 19:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Good news"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

It's just a shame people doesn't use it more on Windows, too.


Are there any good guides out there for getting started with QT for C++ n00bs, esp setting up an IDE and running apps on Windows?

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