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Qt now LGPL [message #57442] Wed, 14 January 2009 09:04 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: joerg.von.frantzius.artnology.com

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Hi,

to bring up the "SWT for KDE / Qt" subject again: the Qt toolkit
(foundation of KDE) is being relicensed as LGPL.

A blog entry with further links can be found here:
http://labs.trolltech.com/blogs/2009/01/14/beat-me-to-the-pu nch/

If they really do "want KDE to be ten times as big
<http://dot.kde.org/1231920504/>", I'd say one smart step would be to
contribute themselves a SWT port to Eclipse...

Well, at least things are moving in the right direction, however further
long it may take until Eclipse becomes what it could really be on
Linux :-)

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Hi,<br>
<br>
to bring up the "SWT for KDE / Qt" subject again: the Qt toolkit
(foundation of KDE) is being relicensed as LGPL.<br>
<br>
A blog entry with further links can be found here:
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=" http://labs.trolltech.com/blogs/2009/01/14/beat-me-to-the-pu nch/"> http://labs.trolltech.com/blogs/2009/01/14/beat-me-to-the-pu nch/</a><br>
<br>
If they really do "<a href="http://dot.kde.org/1231920504/">want KDE to
be ten times as big</a>", I'd say one smart step would be to contribute
themselves a SWT port to Eclipse...<br>
<br>
Well, at least things are moving in the right direction, however
further long it may take until Eclipse becomes what it could really be
on Linux&nbsp;&nbsp; :-)<br>
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Re: Qt now LGPL [message #57474 is a reply to message #57442] Wed, 14 January 2009 11:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ketan Padegaonkar is currently offline Ketan PadegaonkarFriend
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To add to this, SWT using QT underneath would mean a single
implementation of SWT, since QT takes care of platform specific UIs on
all platforms it runs on :)

-- Ketan

On 14/1/09 14:34, Jörg von Frantzius wrote:
> Hi,
>
> to bring up the "SWT for KDE / Qt" subject again: the Qt toolkit
> (foundation of KDE) is being relicensed as LGPL.
>
> A blog entry with further links can be found here:
> http://labs.trolltech.com/blogs/2009/01/14/beat-me-to-the-pu nch/
>
> If they really do "want KDE to be ten times as big
> <http://dot.kde.org/1231920504/>", I'd say one smart step would be to
> contribute themselves a SWT port to Eclipse...
>
> Well, at least things are moving in the right direction, however further
> long it may take until Eclipse becomes what it could really be on Linux :-)
Re: Qt now LGPL [message #57526 is a reply to message #57442] Fri, 16 January 2009 19:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gunnar Wagenknecht is currently offline Gunnar WagenknechtFriend
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Location: Germany ✈ Vancouver
Senior Member

Jörg von Frantzius schrieb:
> [...] I'd say one smart step would be to
> contribute themselves a SWT port to Eclipse...

Yes, that would be of real help.

> Well, at least things are moving in the right direction, however further
> long it may take until Eclipse becomes what it could really be on
> Linux :-)

FYI, there is a bug open looking for guidance on dealing with non EPL
compliant licenses.

https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=246945

-Gunnar


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Re: Qt now LGPL [message #57549 is a reply to message #57442] Sat, 17 January 2009 03:02 Go to previous message
Thomas Schindl is currently offline Thomas SchindlFriend
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Just for reference the UFaceKit-Project already works on a port of its
API for QT [1].

Tom

[1] http://tom-eclipse-dev.blogspot.com/2009/01/getting-started- with-ufacekit-and-qt.html

Jörg von Frantzius schrieb:
> Hi,
>
> to bring up the "SWT for KDE / Qt" subject again: the Qt toolkit
> (foundation of KDE) is being relicensed as LGPL.
>
> A blog entry with further links can be found here:
> http://labs.trolltech.com/blogs/2009/01/14/beat-me-to-the-pu nch/
>
> If they really do "want KDE to be ten times as big
> <http://dot.kde.org/1231920504/>", I'd say one smart step would be to
> contribute themselves a SWT port to Eclipse...
>
> Well, at least things are moving in the right direction, however further
> long it may take until Eclipse becomes what it could really be on
> Linux :-)


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