Qtopia coming for Neo1973

thomas.cooksey at bt.com thomas.cooksey at bt.com
Wed Sep 26 17:30:33 CEST 2007

>Can we please end this back and forth C vs. C++, Qt vs. Gtk, X11 vs 
>no-X11, Openmoko vs Qtopia. I think most of us have seen plenty of these 
>debates over the years and nothing constructive ever comes of them.

As far as I'm concerned, this should have ended last week. The original question asked was "why continue with OpenMoko development when Qtopia is available, faster, more complete and stable?". It was debated and some pretty conclusive reasons came out (as posted last Thursday)

>1) Redundency is good, if Qtopia fails for some reason, there's an alternative.
>2) A greater number existing applications can be ported easily to an X based framework. There is also precedent in the Maemo >project of where this has been very useful.
>I'd like to add a 3rd: Competition breeds innovation. :-)

I guess a 4th reason that's come out now is "some people just prefer the GTK+ api" and maybe a 5th reason "some people prefer the LGPL over the GPL". 

So there you go, there's the 5 reasons why OpenMoko development will continue.Agree or disagree those are the reasons. Perhaps these could be added to the wiki to avoid future debates running over the same ground?



PS: The "faster, more complete and stable" bit refers to the _current_ state of OpenMoko and not to what OpenMoko will obviously become.

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