[Interest] Does it really worth it?
dc at dcsoft.com
Wed Mar 28 02:08:00 CEST 2012
> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:58:32 +0000
> From: STEFANI Mathieu <Mathieu.STEFANI at supinfo.com>
>Concerning chart libraries and Qt, Qwt has already been mentioned but I
would like to
> mention KDChart (http://www.kdab.com/kdab-products/kd-chart/) as well,
> to my mind, a better alternative than Qwt, since it's taking advantage of
> architecture and is really convenient to use, with a nice API.
> I'm using it on a personal project and I can say it's working very well.
I would welcome a robust ecosystem of Qt UI libraries such as charting,
docking frameworks, grids, etc. The fact that there is not one now (only a
little bit) is a source of concern for me and in general the robustness of
the Qt project. I had thought the situation would improve under Nokia, but
it has not. By comparison, I am looking at what is available for .NET from
vendors such as Telerik, SyncFusion, etc.
Like the OP, I would also like to standardize on a development framework for
the next three years. I have spent over 20 years developing Windows
software using C++, so it seems highly possible to find something that will
be robust enough to last for 3 years. But with more UI turning to web
tools here depending on platform), and what's left on the desktop turning to
easier to use managed languages like Java and C#, it's hard to know which to
focus on. Certainly Qt will play a part, but, it's cross-platformness not
withstanding, it will be only a partial role.
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