Win32 native port
Ralf.Habacker at freenet.de
Wed Jul 30 01:59:54 CEST 2003
> I just wanted to send you guys my words of encouragement on your GPL
> port of Qt to native win32. I am a graduate student and I make mostly
> research prototype apps -- nothing for sale. Typically I prefer to work
> on Windows, but I like to maintain portability because many of the
> people I work with use only Linux. I used the Qt 2.3 non-commercial
> version for a while on research projects until I discovered that
> TrollTech actually considers academic research a commercial activity!
> How bizarre is that? I don't have any problem with making my source
> code available under the GPL, I just want to be able to use Qt because
> it is a great toolkit, and be able to use it on both Linux and Windows.
> I know a lot of people have voiced the opinion that making a port to
> native win32 is going to kill TrollTech, but I can say at least from my
> perspective, not having a GPL version of Qt for Windows has basically
> kept me from using it, and kept me from recommending it to my
> collegues. These days I suggest wxWindows instead, athough I find it
> much more difficult to work with than Qt. Anyway, the point is I think
> TrollTech is missing out on the opportunity to win over easily
> influenced young minds because of their guarded, somewhat
> user-antagonistic stance on licensing the Windows version of their
> product. There is a way to get Qt free for the classroom, but for some
> reason they don't extend this to all academic activities.
> Anyway, I just wanted to encourage your efforts! Maybe I'll even see if
> I can contribute a bit of my time to the effort, in between trying to
Nice to hear. Be welcome.
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