rationale for ASU (and change from GTK to Qt)
linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Sat Jun 28 11:41:43 CEST 2008
On 28 Jun 2008, at 03:05, Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 22:11:06 +0100 Stroller
> <linux.luser at myrealbox.com> babbled:
>> On 27 Jun 2008, at 19:01, Ron K. Jeffries wrote:
>>> Can someone explain the rationale for the decision
>>> to switch from the original GTK based OpenMoko
>>> to QT based version known as April Software Update (ASU)?
>> Rasterman is the rationale, as far as I can make out.
> i had nothing to do with it. i, in fact suggested to keep the
> current gtk apps
I apologise. It just seemed that this change occurred without
explanation when you came on board. A message you posted some time
ago evangelising E16 (??) firmed the impression that the new
environment was your innovation.
> just improve the "desktop environment". others at openmoko insisted
> on just qtopia - no x11. they wanted qtopia because for them "it
> worked". we
> ended up with a compromise of a port of qtopia on x11 - but then
> also needing a
> custom wm.
I have to say that I find it a bit odd running X11 on a mobile phone
- a WM wouldn't be required without it - when an alternative is
possible. In fact, as far as I can ascertain an alternative already
exists. X11 seems logical to me for desktop computers, but not for a
device which will only ever have one main window on the screen at a
time. I had mistakenly understood earlier Openmoko builds to be non-
X11 (i.e. qtopia-ish?)
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