[Development] Future of QtOpenCL
Uwe.Rathmann at tigertal.de
Sun Jun 30 13:43:21 CEST 2013
On Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:36:18 +0200, Sebastian Lehmann wrote:
> I see the strong developer community behind Qt as a huge advantage.
Well, from the low traffic on the mailing lists on weekends it is quite
obvious, that - even if being a real open source project - Qt is driven
by companies with commercial interests. I would guess that there is only
a very small minority of developers working on Qt projects beside there
So IMHO in the end the right decision depends on if one of those
companies will be interested in the code ( from the fact that it was dead
so far the answer might be: no ). If not you might find yourself doing an
one man show in an environment with tools and rules that are made for a
big community project.
Over the years I have lost some of my illusions about open source
development. I usually don't even get answers when asking for support for
my project ( Qwt ) - stuff like testing code on specific platforms,
setting up a nicer project page or helping with the docs. If you don't do
it yourself, nobody does it.
F.e. look at projects like pyqwt or qwtplot3d. Nobody ever took this code
when the authors lost their interest - even if their outdated versions
are still popular.
It is indeed an interesting question if there would appear more resources
when being developed under the qt-project umbrella.
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