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Nokia relicenses Qt

Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Jan 22, 2009 10:07 UTC (Thu) by yodermk (subscriber, #3803)
Parent article: Nokia relicenses Qt

This is fantastic indeed. I had always wavered on whether or not to learn Qt because, although much of what I want to write would be GPL, I wanted at least the possibility of being able to use the same knowledge to write commercially. I also wavered on learning GTK because it wasn't as good as Qt (sorry if that's taken as flamebait, but I think most would acknowledge that it is true). As a result, I never put much effort into GUI applications on Linux.

Since this announcement I've been digging heavily into Qt. I hope to release a GPL application in a month or so.


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Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Jan 22, 2009 11:12 UTC (Thu) by hppnq (guest, #14462) [Link]

I also wavered on learning GTK because it wasn't as good as Qt (sorry if that's taken as flamebait, but I think most would acknowledge that it is true).

It is not your opinion about Gtk that is flamebait, but your assertion that it applies to most of us. I have always hated the looks of Qt. I don't even use it.

As a result, I never put much effort into GUI applications on Linux.

Real men program against the X libraries!

Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Jan 22, 2009 11:51 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

The looks of Qt are skinnable to an enormous extent (just as is true for Gtk).

Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Jan 22, 2009 13:19 UTC (Thu) by aleXXX (subscriber, #2742) [Link]

Real men...
http://xkcd.com/378/

Alex

Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Jan 25, 2009 9:16 UTC (Sun) by quotemstr (subscriber, #45331) [Link]

Real men program against the X libraries!
No, real men talk directly to the X server. :-)

Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Jan 22, 2009 17:22 UTC (Thu) by iabervon (subscriber, #722) [Link]

On the programming side, Gtk is kind of lame (the programmer has to do a lot of dumb things, like tell it that each UI element should be shown). Qt is kind of overly complicated (some stuff in a language barely recognizable as C++, some stuff in a custom language).

There's really no reason not to learn Gtk; it'll take a week and be informative.

Nokia relicenses Qt

Posted Jan 23, 2009 14:11 UTC (Fri) by cventers (guest, #31465) [Link]

There's really no reason not to learn Gtk; it'll take a week and be informative.

I agree... although I am in the "Qt is much better than Gtk" camp, I've written software for both, and I much prefer the C language to C++. Though I generally always reach for Qt when doing a GUI app, I think the time I spent learning enough to do basic Gtk apps was worthwhile, and it has led to me using glib in other projects.


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