Re: GNOME Office list, and Sun/AbiWord

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Paul Seelig wrote:

> On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Torsten Schulz wrote:
> > 	We are thinking about moving to GTK, but one important requirement will 
> > be a very good Windows port of GTK. Please keep in mind, that windows is 
> > one of the main plattforms of StarOffice/OpenOffice and this will last 
> > for more than the next year.
> >  
> Being curious especially regarding MS-Windows and *far* from being
> Qt/KDE advocate, i was wondering from a technological point of view
> why for C++ based (right, isn't it?) StarOffice, Sun/Ex-StarDivision
> didn't focus on Qt which is already a very advanced, C++ based, cross
> platform toolkit?  Wouldn't that have been a natural choice?

Clearly I can't speak for Sun/Star Division but I can say that GTK+ in
a C++ environment works very well. Sure it doesn't take full advantage of
the language but its not hard to just use the C version. It only takes a
day or so to get the GUI stuff right using glade in a dialog. The real
work is in getting the backend code behind the GUI to work right.



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