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Subject: Re: [boost] Thoughts for a GUI (Primitives) Library
From: Thomas Klimpel (Thomas.Klimpel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-02 05:53:58

Edward Diener wrote:
> Qt is a proprietary framework, also not using modern C++ but its own
> in-house ideas instead, which have long ago been superceded by modern
> C++ constructs such as in Boost libraries. Furthermore one can not
> create commercial applications with it without either releasing the
> source code or paying Trolltech, or whoever owns them now, some large
> amount of money. Neither solution is practical for Boost end-users.

As Vladimir Prus already mentioned, this is not true.

> There are also lots of other C++ GUI systems around, none of which I
> have ever found personally flexible enough.

Still, why start yet another imperfect GUI system then? Wouldn't it make more sense to help one of the existing GUI systems to become more perfect (or at least perfect enough to be acceptable)?

> Whoever would be capable of creating a modern C++ GUI system, as
> difficult as it would be to do, might find it worthwhile.

What do you think about Adobe's Adam & Eve then?


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