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  • GNOME's GTK+ Had A Booming 2014: OpenGL, Mir, Wayland, GtkInspector, Etc

    Phoronix: GNOME's GTK+ Had A Booming 2014: OpenGL, Mir, Wayland, GtkInspector, Etc

    GNOME's GTK+ tool-kit saw numerous improvements over the course of 2014 that led it to having a higher development activity rate than the preceding few years...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTg3ODQ

  • #2
    The only relevant stat:

    http://www.googlebattle.com/?domain=...k&submit=Go%21

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    • #3
      so, if i create toolkit providing "Hello World" method and my toolkit is code named "Super Extra Xterface" short named "sex"... i win?

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      • #4
        1. 17.5 million hits for GTK is not exactly small.

        2. Competition in the open source library and toolkit space is almost always beneficial. Remember that Qt may only have been released as fully open source because of competition with GTK, back when the market share between the two was closer. So even if GTK fades to irrelevance, it had an enormous positive impact on the open source software ecosystem through that alone.

        3. It's hard to judge, but I wonder how much of the decline in popularity of GTK relative to Qt, or maybe the growth of popularity in Qt relative to GTK, is related to GNOME 3. Even if you love GNOME 3, it was poorly received by the general open source community.

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        • #5
          This is more even http://www.googlebattle.com/?domain=...t%22&submit=Go!
          Last edited by Akka; 01-04-2015, 11:23 AM.

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          • #6
            Bad comparison terms

            Originally posted by Akka View Post
            GtkWidget was and is the name of a class in the GTK+ widget hierarchy, which is why you see the big discrepancy here. qtwidget is not a name in Qt, hence this search is quite biased. Replace the search terms to match QWidget and you see a different picture: http://www.googlebattle.com/?domain=...t%22&submit=Go Not that I'm claiming this isn't also biased in some way; these comparisons are not exactly useful unless you can be sure you're using unbiased terms, which is hard to prove.

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