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Old 03-18-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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GTK Vs QT (GPL vs LGPL)


Hi,

I have been programming in M$ Windows for some time now and have some experience in bsd/nix writing console apps in c++.

I would like to get started with GUI programming in nix and want to choose between GTK and QT. So far what I know or believe as being advantages of the 2 platform are QT is solid C++ and GTK is solid LGPL( please donít flame me or others for this statement).

On occasion I write stuff that I canít give out the source for (not that it is commercial) but would like to release the binaries to others. Most of this stuff that I donít want source code released for would be written in c++ and I would probably use QT or GTK to put a GUI on it. If I were to use QT could I for instance release the GUI stuff as open source and keep the other application code as binaries or would this break the GPL. In my understanding this would be possible under GTK.

And just to make it more interesting I prefer C++ so is QT or GTK (Wrapper) better for c++ in terms of speed and OO structure.

Any pointers would be very helpful.

Thanks.
BT
 
Old 03-18-2005, 03:11 PM   #2
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If you want to use Qt you have to distribute source code along unless you get a commercial license from Trolltech. From what I can tell you Qt is pretty cool.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 03:39 PM   #3
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Please don't post the same thread in multiple forums.

Your thread here already has the same answer.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 04:31 PM   #4
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This thread is closed, because it's a double post. Please post all replies to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=303264
 
  


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