Why GTK+ will prevail, and what needs to be done
akar3d at yahoo.com.au
Fri Jan 28 23:03:19 GMT 2005
Taylor Byrnes wrote:
>-> Pay for Qt; why bother when GTK+ is free?
In reality the cost of development toolkits is an insignificant criteria
when balanced against the background of support and development
extensions as detailed later in Kevins reply to you. This is even more
so for established companies that want to port their products to linux.
It is also pretty hard to beat the concept of a source base that can
compile to windows , Mac and linux with insignificant change.
On another note there have always been numerous toolkits/libraries for
windows apart from the Foundation classes libraries, The Object Windows
library and the then revolutionary Visual Component Libraries used in
Delphi and to a lesser extent Visual-Basic which led to whole
encapsulated component libraries of Active-X controls.
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