Win32 native port
IVAN DE JESUS DERAS TABORA
ivan_deras at yahoo.es
Wed Jul 30 20:18:42 CEST 2003
--- Bill Baxter <baxter at cs.unc.edu> escribió: > 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,
> 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
> 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
That would be great, for now the mostly of the work
had be done by Richard, and i was made some
improvements but still doesn't submit it. Actually
Richard and I are the active developers in this
project, and would be great to have another pepople
helping us to acvieve this task.
And as you i always had desired to have a GPL version
of QT on Windows, because i'm teacher in a University
but i can't recommend to students to use QT because
it's not available on Windows.
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