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  • Wireshark Is Being Ported From GTK+ To Qt

    Phoronix: Wireshark Is Being Ported From GTK+ To Qt

    The latest high-profile open-source project jumping ship from the GTK+ tool-kit and migrating to Qt is the Wireshark network analyzer...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ4ODM

  • #2
    If only LibreOffice, Thunderbird, and Firefox would switch. I know these don't actually use GTK+, but you guys know what I'm talking about.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by xeekei View Post
      If only LibreOffice, Thunderbird, and Firefox would switch. I know these don't actually use GTK+, but you guys know what I'm talking about.
      Exactly! There's no single reason to use gtk instead Qt.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pawlerson View Post
        Exactly! There's no single reason to use gtk instead Qt.
        There's one reason. Some fanatic *cough*FUNKstar*cough* don't like the fact that they make money with commercial projects wanting to use their framework.

        Qt is wonderful and should be standard

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        • #5
          I really like the Qt project, and I've also tried coding against it, and like that it's gaining more and more ground on different platforms. I own both a Nokia N900, N9 and pre-ordered and a Jolla.

          BUT, I really don't like how Qt looks in KDE. I think it's horribly ugly, wastes way to much space (just like Gnome is doing) and somehow looks old and un-designed.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by xeekei View Post
            If only LibreOffice, Thunderbird, and Firefox would switch. I know these don't actually use GTK+, but you guys know what I'm talking about.
            FireFox is being ported to GDK+

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            • #7
              From the article:
              GTK+ on OS X is a second-class..
              Gtk is a third-class citizen on Windows. Gtk3 hasn't even been ported, the latest "stable" Window$ port is an old version of Gtk2 - not the latest Gtk2 version, but an old version of Gtk2.

              In other words, it makes perfect sense moving to Qt if you care about OSX and Windows. Even on Linux the Gtk OpenGL support hasn't been ported to Gtk3 yet and no plans for doing so.
              Last edited by mark45; 10-17-2013, 10:22 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
                I really like the Qt project, and I've also tried coding against it, and like that it's gaining more and more ground on different platforms. I own both a Nokia N900, N9 and pre-ordered and a Jolla.

                BUT, I really don't like how Qt looks in KDE. I think it's horribly ugly, wastes way to much space (just like Gnome is doing) and somehow looks old and un-designed.
                At least it's easy to change the theme in KDE

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
                  BUT, I really don't like how Qt looks in KDE. I think it's horribly ugly, wastes way to much space (just like Gnome is doing) and somehow looks old and un-designed.
                  I also got bored of that and installed QtCurve. Problem solved, and it feels faster.

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                  • #10
                    Instead of Qt, why those project don't use WxWidgets? It should adapt on the toolkit you use.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kertoxol View Post
                      Instead of Qt, why those project don't use WxWidgets? It should adapt on the toolkit you use.
                      Less interesting work being done on WxWidgets? Qt is actually pushing forward with big ideas and is coming through. GTK... 3.0 was an evolutionary step, not a revolutionary jump, we'll need to see whats on the roadmap for GTK+ 4 to see if they have any big ideas for the future. WxWidgets...I couldnt even tell you when the last release was or what the version # is, let alone any "Ooh pick me pick me!" Features

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                      • #12
                        This is a fairly big loss for GTK.

                        I was just using Wireshark last night wondering if we'd see a GTK3 update.

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                        • #13
                          GTK+ 3.x is increasingly disappointing. First it was no backwards compatibility with existing 2.x themes. Then the notebook scroll capability was removed. And in the most recent terrible decision from the GNOME people, GTK+ 3.10 now ignores the gtk-menu-images and gtk-button-images settings (cf. https://git.gnome.org/browse/gtk+/co...dc28819ffe0657 and https://git.gnome.org/browse/gtk+/co...93449722198d89), meaning that GTK+ 3.x applications will no longer display icons in menus and on buttons unless said applications explicitly enable them.

                          Not to mention the default GTK+ 3.x theme looks considerably worse than QT's default under KDE.

                          I really wish someone would have forked GTK+ 2.x. But since I think it's too late now to save that sinking ship, QT seems the way to go.

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                          • #14
                            qt stuff looks like ass. Guess I'm going back to terminal for network traffic analysis.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                              Less interesting work being done on WxWidgets? Qt is actually pushing forward with big ideas and is coming through. GTK... 3.0 was an evolutionary step, not a revolutionary jump, we'll need to see whats on the roadmap for GTK+ 4 to see if they have any big ideas for the future. WxWidgets...I couldnt even tell you when the last release was or what the version # is, let alone any "Ooh pick me pick me!" Features
                              wx comes with a *ribbon* widget. And since it uses native widgets where possible, that's a *native ribbon on Windows*. !!!!

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