Which widget toolkit to use

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 02:03:05 CEST 2008

2008/10/19 Michael Zanetti <michael_zanetti at gmx.net>:
>> My first thought was to use Gtk+, because I'm familiar with it and I like
>> it. But then I noticed, that OpenMoko switched recently to Qt Extended, so
>> I could go with Qt (I have some experience with Qt also, but not very big).
> No, Openmoko did not switch to Qt Extended. Qt Extended is capable of running
> on the Freerunner (and Neo 1973?) but the primary distribution at the moment
> is 2008.8. The future of Openmoko will be FSO's framework combined with
> 2008.8's window manager. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

the stock applications for 2008.8 are based on the qtopia
applications, and were written in Qt. the 'desktop' is based on
enlightenment, so etk is also supported


>> So, which of this two toolkits (or maybe some different one) should I use
>> in order to guarantee that my app will run on future OpenMoko releases?
> AFAIK gtk and Qt (and some more?) will be supported also in future releases.
> If you need to intagrate with Phone/SMS/PIM just make sure you pick a toolkit
> that is capable of DBus. Have look at FSO for more information on that.

i think there will be lots more. iirc, there was an announcement that
multiple toolkits, as many as possible, would be supported by the
stock OS

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