[Interest] Which "Widget" technology to use when starting a new desktop app

Bob Hood bhood2 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 5 17:19:12 CET 2017

On 1/5/2017 8:51 AM, william.crocker at analog.com wrote:
> On 01/05/2017 10:29 AM, Bob Hood wrote:
>> On 1/5/2017 8:03 AM, Jason H wrote:
>>> The mantra is to use QML.
>> I just wrote a wonderful utility using Qt 5.6.2 and Widgets for the 
>> desktop, and
>> there's no hint of QML in it.  It functions beautifully, is easily 
>> maintainable,
>> and even has full animations.
>> I don't think the mantra is QML.  The mantra is: Look at your need, your goal,
>> and choose the Qt technology that best fits it. If that's QML, fine. If that's
>> Widgets, fine.  Unless Qt reps step up here and support your statement (which
>> will have ramifications for me and, I'm sure, many others), summarily 
>> stating to
>> somebody that they should use QML as the primary tech for a new desktop app 
>> is,
>> I think, dogmatic, at best, and continues to fuel the anxiety that Qt is 
>> pouring
>> all the love into a QML/mobile focus.
> ... you mean, it isn't ?

Certainly, it would seem to be the case, but if that's also an official 
position, then I'd appreciate a representative of Qt stepping up and saying so 
publicly.  I would have decisions to make concerning my project's commercial 
license, and my product's future direction, based upon it.

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