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Re: [freeqt] Re: FreeQt concerns
Micah Yoder wrote:
> Tero Pulkkinen wrote:
> > KDE will not be accepted by the whole Linux community, if Harmony is
> > restricted in any such way. Someone at the comp.windows.x group said
This is pure bull. Ask the goys at FSF if they will reject any software
that's under a pure undiluted GPL.
> In that case, I'd have to have my opinion boil down to this: If you're
> a free software purist, don't use KDE. Gnome is coming along just fine,
> use it instead.
That is the situation without FreeQT.
> If you like KDE and don't mind Qt, use it. That is the case for me ...
> Qt is not evil, KDE is not evil. They're a good combination. They can
> help advance the cause of Linux. Windows people will like it and
> possibly convert.
> But an original open source solution is also needed - that's where Gnome
> comes in. FreeQt really isn't needed.
Yes it is ... because KDE is already hear and it's good fast and stable.
Since the GTK Libs are not quite ready yet ( they work but are being
rebuilt every day and don't compile some weeks ).
My estimate is that at the current rate it will take longer to bring
GNOME to KDEs current quality and quantity than it will take to create
a proper replacement for QT.
BTW: FreeQT doesn't have to actually be used to be useful ( Like a
nuclear weapon ), Just show people that it works and they won't bother
you about it.
> > Of course commercial use must be allowed. Otherwise all our freedoms
> > are diminished.
> Then Troll is history and no company will ever consider making a free
> license like Troll's again.
Exactly the point of reasoning we started from.
> > I dont believe they will ever be screwed. At first it'll not be good
> Why not? If there's an LGPL library that can do things about as good as
> KDE, that can be ported to Windows, who would ever use Qt?
> > enough to match, and afterwards TT has already moved their revenue
> > source to somewhere else. (Just like netscape did when competition in
Are you betting the survival of QT and the reputation of *linux* on the
inability of free software developers to produce a superior product ?
How many kernels have you seen that outperform Linux 2.0.33 ?
Only 2.1.x ... Why can't the same quality edge show up on FreeQT ?
> Last I heard, Qt was the vast majority of their revenue.
> > I think Harmony project, despite your fears, will actually help TT to
> > get more people buy Qt as it makes more people create code that is
> > compatible with Qt => they have more references to show of successful
> > projects using Qt.
The License is key. GPL will help them ( hence the distribution pattern
they use now ), but LGPL will kill them.
> You'd have to do a lot to convince me of that.
> Linux: Everything else is just a toy!
A computer without Windows 95 and Internet Explorer is likea piece of
chocolate cake without Catsup and Mustard.