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Subject Re-write TuxGuitar using Qt?



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janih
Post: Jun 17th 2010 at 8:12 PM

Hi all,
Guitar Pro 6 was re-written using Qt.
What do you think, should TuxGuitar be
re-written using Qt? What are the pros
and cons?


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Minter
Post: Jun 17th 2010 at 10:13 PM

My 2 cents:

Pros: A potential gain in performance, but nothing is guaranteed. Also, ability to run on MeeGo?
Cons: Duplication of efforts. I would imagine it will take a long time to rewrite the code, and may not be worth it anyway. During that time, the current Java code could instead evolve many additional features and improvements.


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Julian
Post: Jun 19th 2010 at 12:11 AM

There is no rewrite needed in tg code to use QT.. only a QT SWT port is needed.

tuxguitar uses SWT library: http://www.eclipse.org/swt/

This is why it works under different toolkits ( Gtk/Motif/Carbon/Cocoa/Win32/etc... )
Because license issues, a QT port was never released, but since QT license changed, i readed thatthere are plans to implement a QT port of SWT. so for KDE users..

Pros: KDE users ( or maybe QT Fans ) would have a native look 'n feel.

Cons: Nothing, because application not have changes.


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