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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: qt vs ?? Reply with quote

I have seen a lot of fuss over qt vs the other thing (cant remember the name now for some reason). Is qt better than others? Is there a way to get strictly one over the other? I use fluxbox currently and just wondering if I go strictly qt over the other (if its possible) will it make a difference for my programs? or if i go strictly the other (again if possible) will it make a difference?
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gtk.


I prefer qt... simply because I find it faster, more efficient, and better looking.

Gtk is used for things like gnome, xfce, firefox, etc.

In my experience, gtk is easier to program, but qt comes out better.

EDIT: I totally missed half the question :D

You can *try* to not use gtk, but I tried that too - it ended up being required at some point... but I think it was only firefox (I keep it around - don't know why...)

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah yes gtk thanks. I am not looking to program at all... i hate gnome and xfce and things like that. How can I tell if the programs I use use gtk? is theer a way to force programs to use qt?
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ah yes gtk thanks. I am not looking to program at all... i hate gnome and xfce and things like that. How can I tell if the programs I use use gtk? is theer a way to force programs to use qt?


well... they are totally incompatible coding schemes, so it's not just "drop-in" replacement.

Disable the gtk USE flag, and emerge -NDav world, and only things that *need* gtk will have it.

Keep in mind that there is no overhead (except a little disk space) for keeping gtk around - programs that don't use it will not use it. Disabling the gtk USE flag will make sure that programs that don't need gtk won't use it.

Oh, and this thread might do better in Desktop Environments....

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

poly_poly-man wrote:
gtk.


I prefer qt... simply because I find it faster, more efficient, and better looking.

I prefer gtk... simply because I find it faster, more efficient, and better looking.

You man try running "emerge -tpv XXX" to see dependacy tree. Or "equery d gtk" to see what of you installed packages depend on gtk.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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poly_poly-man wrote:
gtk.


I prefer qt... simply because I find it faster, more efficient, and better looking.

I prefer gtk... simply because I find it faster, more efficient, and better looking.


that's the funny part - I think it somehow gets optimized (by dirty magic) for whatever you use more often....

the better looking part is simply the set up - I work with qt, but I've never set up GTK colors (AFAIK).

When I try xfce on a new system (or a livecd or whatever), it's amazingly streamlined and fast - but I tried it on this installation, it's a memory hog and slow.

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just make gtk2, kde3 and qt4 look the same with qtcurve. :) Then you're only left with that horrible gtk file dialog.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

poly_poly-man wrote:

that's the funny part - I think it somehow gets optimized (by dirty magic) for whatever you use more often....


Wouldn't that dirty magic be that when you use one or the other more frequently, there's a bigger chance that the libs for that toolkit is already in memory, and doesn't have to be loaded from the disk before the program starts? For example, in KDE, qt would be loaded into memory at login, while when using gnome or xfce, gtk would be loaded upon login.
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