ready to use python, need help with GUI decision
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Sat Mar 6 23:05:38 CET 2004
>>>>> "David" == David MacQuigg <dmq at gain.com> writes:
David> On Wed, 3 Mar 2004 18:15:44 +0000, Jonathon McKitrick
David> <jcm at FreeBSD-uk.eu.org> wrote:
David> I believe the licensing issue with Qt is overblown. If
David> your work is purely non-commercial, use the GPL license.
David> If you are a typical commercial developer, it should be no
David> problem to pay $1550 per developer license (no runtime
David> royalties). I've heard there are problems for commercial
David> developers who can't afford the $1550. I would say, don't
David> worry. If your project fails to make a profit, I really
David> doubt Trolltech is going to sue you. I think they would be
David> quite happy to get the first $1550 of any successful
So you urge people to break copyright law until they can afford to pay
the license? I would expect such a behaviour to prove extremely
problematic and dangerous.
I would suggest instead that all the "valuable", back end parts of a
program be coded UI-independently (good idea in any case), and then
finally GUI is tacked on by connecting it to the back end via CORBA
(or equivalent). That way the GUI (which is worthless w/o the back
end) can be GPL'd.
OTOH, I would probably just use GTK or wxPython. In fact, I wouldn't
even bother learning Qt - GPL or a crapload of Euros probably won't be
terms an average employer would approve (esp. if you have to use
Windows at work), so Qt would be restricted to home use alone.
Ville Vainio http://tinyurl.com/2prnb
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