OpenMoko application as Final Year Project

Chris Lord chris at
Sat Oct 6 14:27:40 CEST 2007

On Sat, 2007-10-06 at 13:59 +0200, Michael Schmidt wrote:
> i hear  is QT and will be QT, as well Openmoko gets Qtopia,
> second i Hear you will be integratd here as well with QT
> which is as well QT.
> And both would match an pplication for openmoko.
> so please do not switch to GTK. Thanks
> there is even the need to implement IHU-Voip into the Messenger for Openmoko

I have no idea what this message is saying... But here's a recap, as the
point seems to be being consistently missed:

- A university student has said that he'd like to write an OpenMoko
application as his final year project.

- After this, a Qt-based VoIP application was suggested to be used as a

- I object to the idea that if he were to write a new application, that
he pick Qt as a platform, for several specified reasons.

I can't remember telling anyone to switch from using Qt to GTK?

As far as I know, this student hasn't started on his application, and
I'm sure he'll pick whatever libraries make the most sense to him, given
the limited time he has. I've also not said that Qt should be banished
from OpenMoko, or that Qt is bad in some way.

The fact is, that on a machine constrained by memory resources, CPU
resources and storage resources, that diverging from the specified
foundation libraries is not a good idea. If the platform was based on
Qt/Qtopia, I'd give the exact same advice to stick away from GTK.


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