Re: Re: Are configuration & UI better in 4.2?
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- Subject: [mg36909] Re: Re: Are configuration & UI better in 4.2?
- From: Steven <hattons at speakeasy.net>
- Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 03:31:29 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Gerald Roth wrote:
> On Monday 30 September 2002 09:02, you wrote:
> moving the frontend over to QT would have some neat side effects:
> consistent look & feel with the modern linux gui, themeability, source
> code compatibility on Win, Linux and Mac AFAIK, the possibility to use
> truetype fonts as QT supports Xrender and Xft (looks great - see KDE3). i
> think all of those points are of value, but the most important might be
> source compatibility. ONE frontend for MOST (or ALL) platforms - sounds
> like a dream :-))
AFAIK, Mac OS is now BSD or something like that. That makes it almost
certain that it could support QT. As I pointed out in another post, I can
run the KDE on Windows XP. I haven't been in the trenches with the Qt
coders working on cross platform (Windows/Linux, etc.) development, but my
impression is, it really is 'code once, run everywhere'.
This is one of the reasons I am such a Mozilla fan. Konqueror works quite
well as a browser for Linux, and out-does Mozilla for file fetching and the
like. But Mozilla runs everywhere with more or less a uniform look and
feel. Yes, Mozilla is written with Gtk and not with Qt, but that just
shows that WRI has options.
I'm a KDE fan. I've used the KDE since it was in alpha 0.4. I remember
back when it would compile in a few minutes on a pentium II. Now it takes
several hours on a P4. But if WRI wanted to go the Gtk route, they could
achieve the same ends.
I've always hated motif. The file chooser simply stinks. And that's just a
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