In the end, I think it boils down to 2 things:
- Why isn't Red Hat investing more resources on the UI toolkit powering the most used DE?
- Why has the Gtk developer community become so small?
I understand application developers using Electron. There is nothing more documented than JS and CSS.
@strider for the last GUI app I made, I used Godot engine. I wish gui toolkits were just as easy to use.
everyone who complains about it is using at least one thing that defeats their points
i like privacy so i use google facebook twitter and youtube services < most privacy preachers
i like open source software so much that i'm using a proprietary driver to run my current computer < most open source preachers
@codythedragonrude @Novimatrem I'm not against proprietary software, I use some, even if I try to use open source and self hosted services as much as I possibly can. I'm against any kind of proprietary development tools or libraries. Qt might be somewhat open, it's still not open enough for me to use it.
if gnome of xfce or any other gtk based desktop environment does something bad all of gtk is bad
if kde does something bad all of qt is bad
@codythedragonrude @Novimatrem that's a pretty limited way of viewing things. XFCE has no influence on Gtk, it took them ages just to catch up with Gtk3. Gtk not widely adopted outside of the Gnome and Linux world. Qt is much more widespread for apps not tied to an OS (VirtualBox, Dropbox, ...). Qt as a development platform is undeniably better.
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