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From Sven de Marothy <s...@physto.se>
Subject Re: AWT/Swing
Date Tue, 19 Jul 2005 18:40:10 GMT
On Mon, 2005-07-18 at 20:27 -0400, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> On Jul 16, 2005, at 1:39 AM, Sven de Marothy wrote:
> > This was in response to Rodrigo saying "Harmony can't use Qt". Let's
> > forget for a second that Qt is available in FOSS versions, and just
> > consider it as a proprietary library:
> >
> > Where's the fundamental difference between building peers on one
> > proprietary library (Qt) and the proprietary libraries which happen to
> > be distributed with proprietary OSes? I don't see any.
> >
> In terms of "proprietaryness", no - there is no difference.  But I  
> read it as we'd force people to go get Windows or OS X (I'd vote for  
> OS X...) in order to use Harmony, where we'd be counting on the  
> required software being there for those that use Windows or OS X  
> because it ships with the os...

That's merely a practical difference, not one of principle.

Nobody wants to 'force' anybody to anything. Who said that?


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