Re: A Qt alternative for KDE?
On Wed, 2 Apr 1997, Bruce Perens wrote:
> Would anyone be interested in working on a GPL-ed clone of Qt? This would
> make KDE entirely free. I'd like to hear sentiment on this before I take
> any more steps.
I think this is a good idea, but I don't see it gaining a whole lot of
momentum anytime soon. The Qt license is somewhat restrictive, but not
badly enough so where people are going to get gung ho about this.
I would like to hear some thoughts on the complexity of cloning Qt. It
seems like it would be a lot easier than say.. the Lesstif project. I've
compiled some programs with Qt, but I have stayed away from the Qt source
code in case there ever was a project like this that I would want to
Also, some thoughts on how much of a moving target Qt is would be nice to
I think I understand where Bruce is coming from on this. I'm extremely
thrilled about the KDE project. Linux has needed something unifying like
this for a long time. It does concern me that one company has a lot of
control over what looks like it will become the de facto library for
creating graphical interfaces under Linux.