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Clasen: Introducing GtkInspector

Clasen: Introducing GtkInspector

Posted May 22, 2014 8:20 UTC (Thu) by niner (subscriber, #26151)
In reply to: Clasen: Introducing GtkInspector by raven667
Parent article: Clasen: Introducing GtkInspector

The point still is: Qt does have more independent contributors than Gtk has in total! So you're arguing that people should choose a toolkit that is barely maintained by few developers because the in almost any sense superior alternative might in theory at some time in the future have fewer contributors than it has now. And this does not make any sense at all.

The Gtk developers may loose interest in their toolkit anytime as well. Same as they have already lost interest in really supporting non-Gnome applications and other operating systems than Linux.

I agree that the optimal situation would be to have a CLA-free Qt. But that's right now not an option. Even with the CLA Qt has better technology, better documentation, better maintenance, more independent contributors and more contributors overall. The choice is pretty much obvious.

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Clasen: Introducing GtkInspector

Posted May 22, 2014 15:31 UTC (Thu) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198) [Link]

I clearly have not been clear, I am not advocating for GTK or arguing that people should choose it, quite the opposite in fact, but I am pointing out the fact that there are various reasons some are choosing GTK and that he CLA is one of those reasons so if you want to pick up those users/organizations which are currently backing GTK the CLA is one reason why this hasn't happened.

Clasen: Introducing GtkInspector

Posted May 22, 2014 17:31 UTC (Thu) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185) [Link]

Which organizations? Who is choosing to port to GTK or start a new project in GTK because of Qt's CLA?

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