At the risk of being flamed : State of software

wim delvaux wim.delvaux at
Fri Aug 24 18:44:47 CEST 2007

On Friday 24 August 2007 18:31:47 Carlo E. Prelz wrote:
> 	Subject: Re: At the risk of being flamed : State of software
> 	Date: ven 24 ago 07 05:53:43 +0200
> Quoting wim delvaux (wim.delvaux at
> > GTK ? GTK is a graphics library on top of which you desperately need a
> > higher level of abstraction (e.g. WxWidgets).
> I used GTK, either directly from C or from its Ruby interface, so many
> times now, without feeling any specific need for a further level of
> abstraction. The Ruby interface defines objects for the various GTK
> classes, but then it has almost a 1-to-1 correspondence between
> function calls and methods. Flexibility is not negative: it offers
> more opportunities.
> > Comparing with QTopia, if you look at all what has been acchieved with
> > KDE : K3B, Amarok etc etc all great apps using a 'non free' but freely
> > available high quality library...
> I believe you are welcome, even encouraged, to do your own port of
> Qtopia for the OpenMoko phone, and distribute it. If you do it, and
> you do a good job, many people who buy their phone could follow
> appropriate instructions and be able to enjoy a Qtopia interface from
> day one. Maybe someone might even provide the phones with Qtopia
> pre-installed (I do not know about licensing though).
> But OpenMoko developers should have the right to choose the
> development tools they prefer. It is they who have a lot at stake in
> this project. The worse that can happen to you or me is that we won't
> be able to play with a new gizmo. Sean, Mickey, and the rest of the
> paid OpenMoko team are defining their future, while they put ideas to
> test. Let them work the way they prefer.
> Carlo
> PS I see that the Greenphone is on sale at $695. Any direct
> experience? Is it possible to have OpenMoko running on the Greenphone?

We contacted Qt about this phone before we switched to the NEO.  It is a phone 
you can buy from some chinese manufacturer.

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