OpenMoko application as Final Year Project

Chris Lord chris at
Fri Oct 5 17:16:10 CEST 2007

On Fri, 2007-10-05 at 16:57 +0200, Jay Vaughan wrote:
> > Integration is great, but please don't use Qt if you can help it  
> > (reason
> > being all the moko platform apps use GTK/Glib, so Qt apps incur  
> > greater
> > memory overhead and look terribly out of place).
> fortunately this sort of problem is completely irrelevant in light of  
> the powers of ipkg.
> single-dir .app/ bundles are utterly feasible, and can be managed  
> (regardless of whether they currently are).

It doesn't matter how good or bad ipkg is, running Qt apps on a system
with limited system memory when the main toolkit being used isn't Qt is
not a good idea. Even regardless of memory, unless someone steps up to
write themes that look exactly the same on both Qt and GTK and
replicates the custom GTK widgets, Qt apps will still not look or feel
correct on the OpenMoko platform either.


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