glib in kdesupport: yes or no?

Havoc Pennington hp at
Mon Mar 10 07:15:22 GMT 2003

On Sun, Mar 09, 2003 at 06:43:26PM -0500, Adam Treat wrote:
> Hey, the people that thought this was so practical back then now
> can't have Qt in any shared libraries because it is GPL.  Sounds
> like a pretty big and fundamental disagreement.  So, fine, whatever
> about 6 years ago, how about the reasoning behind the turnaround?
> Explain why Qt can't be used now?  The only thing I can surmise is
> the influx of commercial decisions into GNOME.  I don't care about
> this and you've already said that RedHat doesn't care about Qt's
> licensing.  So what were your technical reasons?

I don't think this is a productive conversation. I can say "well we
care about features XYZ and business concern ABC" and some of those
things will be very debatable; there are plenty of judgment calls
involved.  So those people who are inclined to think we're evil will
not believe any of it anyway, and in the meantime we'll have a huge
list thread on unresolvable religious issues.


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