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From Alexandro Colorado <...@oooes.org>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] Qt as a replacement for VCL
Date Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:04:20 GMT
In 2007 Nokia people were interested in taking this, they were pushing
mobile technology and having an office suite in Qt with the brand awareness
of OpenOffice.Org was a competitive advantage for their platform. I always
offer an open venue to get their sentiment  relayed to some core sun
developers, however never really got a
​ re​al push on the ML. I would have loved to really see the deep technical
details between VCL and Qt's widgets.

On Jan 14, 2015 11:28 AM, "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamilton@acm.org>
wrote:

> Maintaining the independently-developed VCL GUI framework is an
> important concern.  (Then there's UNO as a cross-platform COM
> derivative.)
>
> The problem with much of the complexity of AOO, it seems to me,
> is that it is difficult to find improvements that can be
> achieved with progressions of small changes that have every-
> think still working each step of the way. Combined with the
> level of expertise required to know what changes are safe
> and consistent with the architecture of AOO, there is a big
> challenge for identifying any major moves.
>
> It would be great to know what insights there are for
> cultivating and sustaining the necessary expertise and
> maybe simplifying the learning curve and entrance
> requirements.  Maybe just keep doing more of what is
> already being done in this area?
>
>
>  -- replying below to --
> From: Kay Schenk [mailto:kay.schenk@gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 15:46
> To: OOo Apache
> Subject: [DISCUSS] Qt as a replacement for VCL
>
> Something I started thinking about and ta da...it's been proposed before --
>
> http://markmail.org/message/gjvwudqnzejlzynz
>
> In my mind, we could use some assistance in the maintenance of the
> toolkit for our UI instead of continuing to do it ourselves. This said,
> I know next to nothing about QT and from what I've seen, the licensing
> is pretty complicated and might not work for the ASF --
>
>  http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/licensing.html#licenses-used-in-qt
>
> <orcmid>
>   I finally noticed and followed the markmail link above.  Of course,
>   in January 2009, all of OpenOffice.org was under LGPL and the license
>   was not a concern for the open-source side of things.  The private
>   commercial licensing of OO.o by Sun (e.g., to IBM) would have been a
>   concern.
>      The dependency on what continued to be a pretty closely-held project
>   might have been a concern even then.
>      If The Document Foundation had decided this was a good idea, the
>   prospect of an ecumenical accommodation with LibreOffice would be even
>   stranger today than it already is [;<).
> </orcmid>
>
> Main web site -- http://qt-project.org/
>
> Thoughts?
>
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