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Comment Re:license & both are obsolete (Score 1) 596

Maybe so you can make a crossplatform program? Portability is an advantage, really. Linux is unlikely to always be the best platform for you

Linux won't be "the best platform" as long as everything that runs on it is cross-platform stuff. Linux needs a native toolkit, one that wastes no time or effort on cross-platform features. Qt will always be hamstrung by Troll Tech's commercial interests in shipping a cross-platform toolkit.

And if your program would be GPL anyway it's not an encumberance.

But it wouldn't be. I have written lots of different software under lots of different licenses. A toolkit that forces me to make everything either GPL or proprietary is a non-starter.

Remember Qt is not only C++ but actually pushes that to the extent that it needs a separate preprocessor.

Yes, that alone is a good reason not to use it.

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