Will GTK be used in Openmoko? (was: Re: Software Status Update)
linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Fri May 16 17:13:32 CEST 2008
On 16 May 2008, at 02:07, Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> On Thu, 15 May 2008 17:05:23 +0200 (CEST) David Samblas Martinez
> <dsamblas at yahoo.es> babbled:
>> Sorry me if this has been said in other post, but if
>> gtk is not the "default" graphical library what
>> library gonna be ETK the "official" one? Just to
>> document me for future apps(ideas) in mind
> please read my prior email. why does everyone think that there has
> to be an
> official widget set and thus everyone has to move to it? use what
> solves your
> problems best for you!
This may be a naive understanding, but I think most people on this
list assume that their apps will look best if they are written using
the same toolkit as that used by the phone's main apps. I think one
would assume that it'll be easiest to interface with these apps - to
have one's GPS application interface with the SMS app in order to
send one's location to a contact, for instance - if they're written
in the same toolkit.
I think back in the olden dayes, one had problems copying & pasting
between KDE & Gnome apps, and that changing one's theme in KDE did
not change the colour of the widgets within the windows of the Gnome
apps one was unable to avoid using . Perhaps these problems have
been fixed by now, but surely you would be glad to have all
developers for the platform choose the same toolkit as you?
 Sorry - I'm afraid I had a bad experience with Gnome some years ago.
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