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Laurent: On gtkmm and Qt (Again)

May 29, 2002, 17:30 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Guillaume Laurent)

"In this interview, Murray Cumming, the current maintainer of gtkmm (formerly known as Gtk--), talks about me, why he thinks I left gtkmm, and the advantages of gtkmm over Qt. Given that I disagree with pretty much everything he says, I feel I should answer.

"Murray: (...)My guess is that Guillaume never really got a handle on the gtkmm codebase and took the opportunity to jump clear of something that daunted him. (...)

"I explained why I left gtkmm, and no, "the opportunity to jump clear" wasn't among the reasons. You are almost right on one thing though. I indeed never really got a handle on the gtkmm internals, because they were Karl's realm, I had much less spare time to spend on gtkmm than Karl, and most of all I wasn't interested. My goal was to have a toolkit which we could use for Rosegarden. So my main activity with gtkmm was to wrap widgets..."

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