Would switching to Qt be a good idea?

Konstantin P. ria.freelander at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 19:35:08 CEST 2022

GTK4 does not remove a menus, they just did menus as popover children in
UI, and menus now defined as GMenuModel, other way (by menu items directly)
is removed. I do not think than this should be called as "menus is removed".

Qt is also designed menus same way as modern GTK (both 3 and 4, 3
optionally, 4 moderately) does.

On Thu, Jul 7, 2022 at 8:08 PM samuel ammonius <sfammonius at gmail.com> wrote:

> I posted a similar question on the XFCE forum, where a moderator told me I
> should go here. The forum post is here
> <https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?pid=67869#p67869>.
> The reason I was suggesting this is because GTK4 removed menus completely,
> because they were too "X11-centric". I think this is just an excuse to
> force people to use their designs, and XFCE's adoption of client-side
> decoration is proof that it's working. I'm not complaining about CSD in
> particular, but I'm trying to say that over the years, similar situations
> will arise and GTK will start to become a larger burden with every version
> that gets released.
> I know that switching to Qt isn't something little. What I'm asking is, if
> I can fork all of XFCE's gui and make it use Qt, is it possible at all that
> it might get merged? It won't take as long as it might sound because I've
> made both GTK and Qt applications and Qt is at least twice as easy to deal
> with.
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