Qtopia coming for Neo1973

Tilman Baumann tilman at baumann.name
Tue Sep 18 20:49:40 CEST 2007

thomas.cooksey at bt.com wrote:
> Has anyone seen these benchmarks: http://zrusin.blogspot.com/2006/10/benchmarks.html
> It compares Cairo (what GTK+ uses) against QT. When it comes to rendering, I
> believe Qtopia & QT use the same code. So ignoring X, 
> "Qt was respectively 7, 5 and 6 times faster. Than Cairo in those plain tests."
> Now factor in the fact that QWS has a lot less overhead than X and a smaller
> memory footprint.
> Can someone _please_ give me a technical reason why they believe GTK+ is 
> "better"? The only arguments I've seen on this list are philosophical ones. The
> only technical argument has been that you can run applications on the phone and
> have them appear on your desktop thanks to X. Surely there is a better reason?

Portability would be the main reason. I guess.

But hey. Philosophical reasons are damn good reasons if you have to work 
with that stuff!
Many people just cant stand the pain using C++. ;-)

Someone had to make that choice. And it was made. I bet for good reasons.

If you don't like it? Ignore it. Make it better. Whatever.

No one made a decision for _you_.

My first thought when Nokia released Maemeo was they are stupid. But 
success proves them right. When OpenMoKo started, these experience where 
already made. I would do the same today.

  Tilman Baumann

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