Would switching to Qt be a good idea?

samuel ammonius sfammonius at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 19:54:04 CEST 2022

Popovers aren't the same thing as menus. They take much more space and
cannot support submenus. Most importantly, they don't fit the design of any
desktop environment except GNOME, which proves my point about slowly trying
to shape other desktops into gnome.

On Thu, Jul 7, 2022 at 3:05 PM Konstantin P. <ria.freelander at gmail.com>

> 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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