[linux-audio-dev] Anyone planned a GTK2-based Multitracker?

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Fri Apr 9 22:22:47 UTC 2004

This is from someone who uses both (including commercial Qt licenses at
work).  I prefer Qt because it is more mature and documented better but
there's nothing wrong with GTK++.  It shouldn't be a religious issue. 
Try 'em both and pick the one you like the best and that fits your
background/style/objective the best.


On Fri, 2004-04-09 at 15:52, Samuel Abels wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-04-09 at 22:18, Arnold Krille wrote:
> > > As nice as Ardour may be, I personaly still prefer the interfaces of
> > > modern UI toolkits, in combination with a nice Object Oriented language
> > > (aka C++ :) ).
> > 
> > If you want to write C++, why do you want GTK??? Use a C++-toolkit like Qt.
> Despite the fact that this is often discussed as a matter of religion, I
> prefer gtkmm because it fits better into the GNOME environment.
> Also, this is from the gtkmm-documentation:
> http://www.murrayc.com/murray/talks/2002/GUADEC3/notes/html/index.html#id2759245
> "QT originates from a time when C++ was not standardised or well
> supported by compilers. Its design today is still based upon the choices
> available at that time, so it does not play well with more up-to-date
> code. Development of QT is still effectively closed - There is still no
> public development mailing list, and TrollTech have the normal corporate
> conservatism. As an open-source project, its design would have been
> improved through public debate, and it would have been possible to
> jettison the baggage.
> QT duplicates a lot of stuff that is now in the standard library, such
> as containers and type information. Most significantly, they modified
> the C++ language to provide signals, so that it's difficult to use QT
> classes with non-QT classes. gtkmm was able to use standard C++ to
> provide signals without changing the C++ language. And we use of
> Standard C++ Library containers such as std::string, std::list,
> std::vector and their iterators. We even provide STL-style interfaces to
> other things such as container children, allowing you to use iterators
> and push_back(), etc with these."
> So, in essence, gtkmm does it in a more C++ way. :-) (But please let us
> not make this a flame; may everyone be free to choose whatever toolkit
> he likes best. ;) )
> -Samuel
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