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Re: future of development for the desktop

----- Original Message -----
> From: Gour <gour@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: gtk-list@xxxxxxxxx
> Cc: 
> Sent: Friday, May 25, 2012 6:53 PM
> Subject: future of development for the desktop
> If it is not so bright, then it might be easiest/simplest to simply
> forget about those platforms, focus on Linux and develop using GTK+ and
> let users of other platforms install (as long as it's available),
> Virtualbox or something and run native Linux app that way.
> What do you think?
> Sincerely,
> Gour

I yet have to see justification of gtk+ existence - other than legacy application like FireFox, GIMP, etc.

I.e. I don't see in what gtk+ is better than Qt. There was a thread here about gtk+ slowness compared to Qt.

gtk+-2.*.* is about 2x slower than Qt (IIRC) and gtk+-3.*.* was slower than gtk+-2.*.*.

I am using gtk+ through its Perl bindings - there were no good Qt Perl 
bindings at the moment I made my decision several years ago.

Nowadays there is QML ( 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QML ) and in my opinion, though I do not 
know Javascript, it can be compared to Perl (e.g. closures are present),
 so today I'd probably choose Qt + QML.

I really want to hear insights from gtk+ "gods" in which they'll explain gtk+ advantages over Qt.


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