Would switching to Qt be a good idea?
ria.freelander at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 20:03:09 CEST 2022
Gtk4 popovers supports submenus, if you will read GTK4 hig. Especially
GtkPopoverMenuBar class. And GtkPopoverMenu class supports submenus too:
Here is a flag for submenus. About space - create custom theme with less
space, it is possible.
On Thu, Jul 7, 2022 at 8:56 PM samuel ammonius <sfammonius at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
>>> I posted a similar question on the XFCE forum, where a moderator told me
>>> I should go here. The forum post is here
>>> 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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