[fpc-pascal]FPC on the press

Fernando Lozano fsl at centroin.com.br
Thu Jul 12 23:47:34 CEST 2001


> > QT has a better object model that GTK that suited the VCL more closely. KDE
> > supports QT better than GTK (at the time Kylix was being developed - this
> > may have changed.. I doubt it has though.) KDE is in many ways the desktop
> > of choice. It was a simple design choice.
> Somewhat off-topic, but: Is the Kylix's CLX tied to KDE?
> I don't like at all to be tied to some wannabe-windows-desktop-lameness ;)
> if I ever have to develop some commercial stuff with Kylix.
> If it only requires Qt, then I'm OK with it (although I like Gtk+
> better for it's better themeability ;), but if it requires KDE .. yuck!

Borland CLX today required only Qt, not the full set of KDE libs. But
they designed a "windowsing toolkit abstraction layer" so they can
replace dynamic libs and so make CLX use GTK+ instead. It's nice to have
the native desktop look and feel allways, but this adds extra overhead
to every app compiled with Kylix. But today Kylix uses only Qt, not GTK+
(and GTK+ itself is more cross-plataform).

[]s, Fernando Lozano

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