[kde-solaris] Re: KDE on Solaris Companion CD

Peter Weiss, Sun Microsystems, Germany kde-solaris@mail.kde.org
Tue Feb 25 09:26:01 2003

>>>>> "Bart" == Bart Whiteley <whiteley2@llnl.gov> writes:

Bart> [...]
Bart> I can't.  I would be very interested in hearing Sun's reasons for this
Bart> decision, however.
Bart> [...]

Hello Bart,

I think there are lots of reasons for a software developer such as Sun
Microsystems to make Gnome the first choice:

o Using QPL would result in high costs per user
o Linking 3rd party applications against C++ libs is allways a nightmare
  as it requires the same compiler the lib was build with
o Everything that is linked against the qt lib must be provided
  by source
o I think it was a bad choice by Trolltech to use the GPL for the qt lib
  instead a licence like freebsd uses
o And regarding the development state Gnome is about to reach the KDE's
See also:



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