Software Status Update

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at
Fri May 16 03:26:06 CEST 2008

On Fri, 16 May 2008 01:44:59 +0200 "Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" <mail at>

> 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)!

yeah. this is actually the bigger problem we face in the longer run.
standardising data stores and access to them etc. :)

> Bye!
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