Cross-platform GUI development

maco macoafi at
Tue Oct 23 20:34:09 CEST 2007

On Oct 13, 12:34 am, Michael L Torrie <torr... at> wrote:
> Alexandre Badez wrote:
> > Personnaly, I use PyQt simply because I prefere Qt to Gtk, witch is
> > much more integrated with all desktop than Gtk.
> > In fact, your application in Qt on Mac, Win or Linux look like a
> > native app.
> Qt doesn't look very native on my desktop.  In fact, Qt apps have always
> looked out of place on a Gnome desktop.
> On Windows and Mac, no question, they look pretty native.  You do have
> to take pains to make the app "feel" native, though.  Like follow the UI
> guidelines of the platform,  etc.
> > Just a question of "feeling" I think; because most of those GUI
> > framework, offer quiet the same functionality.

GTK (like Pidgin or the GIMP) looks pretty native on Windows to me.
Years of using Windows is probably why I think GTK/GNOME looks better
than Qt/KDE.

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