Would switching to Qt be a good idea?
sfammonius at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 13:43:23 CEST 2022
If you fork the project, do the work, attract enough developers to maintain
> it, and eventually prove it's better, then it will become a de-facto better
> project. Maintainers are not stubborn gatekeepers, they try to do what's
> best for the project, but they rarely commit to accepting code that has not
> been written yet.
Thanks for informing me about all of that. I'll try to start with smaller
things like mousepad and the screenshooter, and move on to things like
thunar and the panel when I'm familiar with the process of converting
GTK/GLib to Qt.
IMHO, time would be better invested in a Wayland compositor, but that's
> another huge task.
What would a wayland compositor do?
On Fri, Jul 8, 2022 at 4:27 AM Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Jul 2022 at 19:06, 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
>> 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?
> This is a theoretical question impossible to answer without anything
> tangible to evaluate.
> This is all open source, so eventually, the best ideas win.
> If you fork the project, do the work, attract enough developers to
> maintain it, and eventually prove it's better, then it will become a
> de-facto better project. Maintainers are not stubborn gatekeepers, they try
> to do what's best for the project, but they rarely commit to accepting code
> that has not been written yet.
>> 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.
> So if you believe it's a good idea, have the will, time and energy to do
> it, then why not?
> IMHO, time would be better invested in a Wayland compositor, but that's
> another huge task.
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