Will GTK be used in Openmoko? (was: Re: Software Status Update)

Stroller 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 [1]. 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?


[1] Sorry - I'm afraid I had a bad experience with Gnome some years ago.

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