[freeqt] Re: opening Gnome to multiple (windowing) systems

Don't want to start a religious debate, but I'd like to know 
(at least) Miguel's exact position about the end of the forwarded mail.
It's not the first time I hear that Gnome is totally opposed to
support something (even a bit) different of GTK. 
Mr Robert Roebling <roebling@ruf.uni-freiburg.de> itself (the guy who writes 
wxGTK) told me something like that.

This is one of the main problem of KDE (closed opinions). 
Why does Gnome follows the same path??
GTK is not perfect and wxGTK and (future) Harmony have many qualities.
(C++ for example)


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To: freeqt@modeemi.cs.tut.fi
Subject: Re: [freeqt] opening Gnome to multiple (windowing) systems
In-Reply-To: > > 
> > It seems that Kde/Troll lobby tries to kill Harmony (at least) with their 
> > last announce. 
> No! No! No! Since I am a kde core member I can ashure you that we
> did not want to kill harmony. We just want to make shure that KDE
> does not stand there without a "free" toolkit at some point 
> and the Trolls wanted to show their commitment to the world of
> free software.
> The idea of the KDE/QT foundation is much much older then harmony
> itself.
  Yeah, sorry about that. Seems I jumped the gun a bit :)

> > Thus, and as Qt is after all a very good library, wouldn't it be
> > possible to make Gnome a platform that would allow anyone to choose its own
> > GUI lib (wxGTK, GTK++ , GTK-- or Harmony) for its Gnome app?

  I would like to see something like this; possibly a modification
of KApplication and suchlike to be Gnome-compatible as well, as soon
as we have some idea what that means.
> > Wouldn't be possible to create facility for developpers to port
> > their KDE  softs from close-KDE to an open-Gnome platform.
> > 
> > Why doesn't anybody use wxGTK for its Gnome apps?
> > Why isn't there any link to wxGTK in www.gnome.org?

  Gnome seems unfriendly to a) C++ and b) any other widget set than Gtk.
(or at least a fair number of Gnomers do, which amounts to the same thing)


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