Software Status Update

"Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" mail at
Fri May 16 01:44:59 CEST 2008

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> as such the software update has both qtopia on it as well as enlightenment as
> the wm - yes, some apps use etk too. "native look" really doesn't exist. there
> is no one homogeneous toolkit. qt has no changes made to its look and feel
> currently. gtk does ship on the device. choose the toolkit you like. i really
> do not like the whole mindset of "we must program in language X or use toolkit Y
> because the device happens to use it somewhere in some apps by default".

I do agree... I always use a kind of hybrid system here (I use mixed 
apps both for Gnome/Kde/Xfce... Anyway a GTK/Qt mixture :P), but I've 
spent days to get an homogeneous look (I use Qtcurve now)...

BTW, I think that there's an important thing, really more than the look 
one: different applications that performs the same task should work on 
the same dataset. I mean, if I've both an Openmoko SMS app, and a Qtopia 
one I want them all read the same contacts and the same messages.

Maybe actually it's hard to do so, since they would use different 
libraries and backends, but I guess that in this "middle-time" we should 
write some "syncing scripts" that perform this important, vital imho, 
task (converting data between apps on each runtime)!


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