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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Trinity qt4 port?

From: Pawel Soltys <sh4dou@...>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 00:29:07 +0100
On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 12:06 AM, Darrell Anderson
<humanreadable@...> wrote:
>> > This should be cleared. Are we
>> going to port trinity to qt4 or don't.
>> > There are users in the IRC channel who ask about this,
>> and I don't
>> > really know how to respond, since it isn't clear to
>> myself.
>> > For what I understood: we won't port trinity to Qt4, we
>> will add
>> > possibility of using qt3 and qt4 together. Is this
>> correct?
>> This is correct.  At one time there was a desire to
>> port to Qt4, however
>> months of solid work showed that Qt4 cannot provide the
>> features needed to
>> create a fast, efficient desktop geared towards
>> mouse/keyboard interaction
>> and high on-screen information content.
> Okeydokey, but then what is the purpose of TQt?
You mean TQt, which is pretty much the same as Qt3 but with Q* objects
translated to TQ*.

What I'd like to know is purporse of tqtinterface.

Initially I understood it was created to facilitate porting to qt4,
without having to rewrite much of the tdelibs/tdecomponents code. But
now, that there are no plans for Qt4 port, what is it needed for,
except as compilation dependency?

> I would like to see us formally address both questions in the wiki. I admit I remain confused about the whole picture. :( I would like to see a good writeup on the wiki discussing the technical details.
> In any such public discussion we probably want to qualify your Qt4 observations. I have no reason to doubt your technical assessment of Qt4, nor am I qualified, but such statements deserve technical discussion. Possibly some benchmarks too. Otherwise fanboys and self-appointed nannies will raise a ruckus, regardless of the merits of such statements. Not that I care about fanatics, but you know the drill. :)>

> BTW, I have seen GTK supporters make similar statements about GTK1 versus GTK2, claiming GTK1 was much faster than GTK2.
> As a side comment, in many ways my Windows for Workgroup 3.11 with the Norton Desktop on my 16 MB 486 machine (still runs!) is faster than any modern desktop environment. I have that same environment cloned on a PI class machine and the system screams. Hardware might improve at 2x the capacity every 18 months, but software seems to get 2x slower. :)
> Darrell
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