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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Trinity qt4 port?

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 01:35:40 -0600
On 02/12/2012 01:25 AM, David C. Rankin wrote:
> I don't see we save any effort going with Qt4. I truly believe that manpower
> required would be less to maintain Qt3 rather than continually shooting at the
> moving target Qt4 will provide depending on whatever whim Trolltech has that week.
> If it ain't broke -> don't fix it :)

Let me qualify that,

  I understand that the Qt4 toolset would make it easier for upstream
application support at sometime in the future. There is nothing wrong with being
able to support (properly) apps built expecting Qt4. I don't know if that could
be accomplished with a minimum "Qt4-runtime" similar to the "KDE4-runtime"
without having to completely abandon Qt3.

  I think a wise project would put out TDE-3.5.13 and work to put out an
alternative TDE-Qt4-3.5.13. I don't think they are mutually exclusive. But I do
believe that a whole sale move to Qt4 would break over half-a-decade of styles
and decorations that currently make Trinity well Trinity :)

Keep up the great work!

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.