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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Poll

From: "Aaron J. Seigo" <aseigo@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:17:12 +0100
On Monday, February 13, 2012 12:04:42 Timothy Pearson wrote:
> I ask you this: If QWidget is so stable (i.e. did not change much between
> Qt3 and Qt4), why do Qt4/KDE4 applications always use more screen space to
> display less information? 

they don't; but where there is more whitespace usage it's due to the QStyle. a 
QStyle that using the same pixelmetrics as you are familiar with from Qt3 
would have the same layout and proportions. few people like that, however, so 
there are few styles as cramped.

> Why do KDE4 applications tend to require more
> mouse clicks for each operation?

they don't. see how easy it is to make assertions when no supporting facts are 

well, here:

> Can you state 100% that the Qt4 developers did not modify widget
> parameters to be touch friendly? 

yes, i can. you may recall i worked at the same company as these guys for 6 
years, the years that happen to be in question.

> You would have needed to be on the Qt4
> development team to be able to state this. :-)

unfortunately for you, i worked with them extensively during this time period. 
i saw new things before others did, i worked with APIs before others did, i 
had long discussions with the developers as they were working on things.

Aaron J. Seigo