A GNOME 3.0 plan
Posted Apr 2, 2009 15:49 UTC (Thu) by qg6te2
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Moving wholesale to QT may not be the best idea. It's a nice toolkit in many ways, but it also feels like it's pretending to be an operating system. A more useful question for Gnome would be the wider adoption of C++.
While it can be argued that C++ presents a somewhat larger barrier to entry than C, the payoffs in terms of increased productivity cannot be underestimated. Speaking from personal experience, moving from coding directly with GTK+ to using the gtkmm wrapper was an eye opener. Our code shrunk by a factor of two, while also becoming more readable.
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