[ILUG] QT+designer or GTK+GLade
colm at tuatha.org
Fri Mar 16 10:58:17 GMT 2001
> Well that's it really. I have to commit to one of these for a new
> application (with lots of openGL) and I'm weighing up the pro's and
> con's of using QT or GTK. So far I'm only thinking that I might prefer
> to use GTK simply because I can write all the application in c (rather
> than Cspit spit).
Well, despite your dislike of C++, I really think it's a far better
language to write GUI applications in than C; the class structures of
the language, combined with a well-designed toolkit, map themselves
very neatly onto GUI concepts.
YMMV, of course.
QT is a little more portable then GTK. This probably isn't
> The only concern is that QT, while it is GPL friendly, it is not
> itself GPL. So is there a chance that they will change their
> licensing a couple of years down the line (thus shafting me).
The Qt Free Edition *is* GPL - you have the choice of either using the
QPL or the GPL when using it. See
http://www.trolltech.com/products/download/freelicense/ for details.
They won't be able to change this license retrospectively.
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