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10 October 2003, 06:23 PM
I was wondering how do you find developing under these api's. Also like to know which do you prefer ( if only i knew how to do one those survey things.) ah well just let me know which one you like best or you think is easier.

Oh I figure it out.

10 October 2003, 09:36 PM
I would put wxWindows in that poll. KDE uses QT which is a nice api but there are fees for non-opensource projects and windows support. GTK has ungly widgets and it's share of problems under windows. wxWindows seems to have very good support for multiple platforms with the applications having the same look and feel as the platform and it's free for opensource or commercial applications.

10 October 2003, 12:51 PM
I like KDE because I love QT!!! Its everything that MFC should have been only a 1000 times better and its cross platform compatible. Plus its fast easy to extend, easy to learn. One draw back though is the QGL widget. It has been a royal pain to use. It does not appear to init OGL with the PIXELFORMATDESCRIPTOR so I have had a few problems with the OGL window not resizeing properly in the past.

10 October 2003, 04:16 PM
Everything MFC should have been? I thought it was just a Linux/Unix thing lol. Where can you download the Windows source tree from? If it's better than MFC, I'll give anything a try right now :scream:.

10 October 2003, 05:53 PM
I second wxWindows. No licensing problems, available on many platforms, mature, open source, allows using native widgets and has many language bindings.

10 October 2003, 03:27 PM
Qt can be found at Qt - TrollTech (
Theres a free version of sorts and then theres the full licensed version. I believe wxWindows is free but have never used it. Another nice thing about Qt is that they are ALWAYS upgrading/improving it! The downside is that you do have to rebuild Qt everytime you upgrade and that takes few minutes to do. However the good side is you also have the full source for Qt like wxWindows!

10 October 2003, 05:36 PM
I agree with the comment about qt and mfc. It really is easier to use than what windows offers. The cool thing is that you can make an app pretty quick with far less code and crap than say you would with windows. Gnome is cool but its just too burly for my tastes but it does improve on a regular bases. However I think I will stick with QT.

10 October 2003, 09:58 AM
I've heard good things about wxWindows. QT's nice cos it's object-oriented and doesn't force into a strait-jacket like MFC does.

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