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Month: August 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Tim: TDEHWLIB

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:17:11 -0400
On 29 August 2012 10:13, Timothy Pearson <kb9vqf@...> wrote:
>> I don't understand this obsession for Qt4+ and KDE4. KDE4 is every time a
>> step
>> behind GNOME. For this reason I preffer to patch a little the Qt3 to
>> support
>> glib mainloop and then I will develop various applications based on
>> excellent
>> libraries provided by GNOME community. Moreover, glib integration is not
>> broke Qt3 API, so I don't need to patch any of older KDE3 apps.
> This is a matter of opinion. ;-)  I used to program GTK applications, and
> in my opinion they are very hard to code and maintain past a certain size
> and complexity level.  Qt3/4/5 applications on the other hand seem more
> scalable, and those libraries provide many useful features in their
> respective APIs which were lacking when I last tried the GTK libraries.
>> Minor hack or no, it is ugly. Replacing strings automatically introduces a
>> risk to make unwanted changes (which sometimes are translated in strange
>> and
>> hard to hunt bugs).
> At this point most, of not all, of those bugs have been found and stamped
> out.  There is no real reason not to use TQt3, with its better
> compatibility and continued development, except for personal preference.
> :-)
> Tim
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A nice technical document about TQt3, and other developments would be
really helpful on the website. I would also like to see our Trinity
HCI model on the website.