QT , Wxwidgets are not just UI framework ?

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Fri Apr 17 19:20:07 CEST 2009


On Fri, 17 Apr 2009 07:04:40 -0700 (PDT), Deep_Feelings
<doctoresam at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 17, 1:52 pm, "Diez B. Roggisch" <de... at nospam.web.de> wrote:
>> Deep_Feelings wrote:
>> > qt include many libraries : network , threading,database ..etc while
>> > Wxwidgets seem similar but with less scope
>>
>> > my question is : does these frameworks replace python's (or any other
>> > language for that matter) built-in libraries ? or python does not
>> > include that sort of libraries ?
>>
>> Some it includes, others it doesn't. And they come with different
>> features.
>>
>> While python comes with a lot of included batteries, for some things you
>> need a more powerful generator - that's where 3rd-party-libraries come
>> into
>> play.
>>
>> There are plenty of discussions about which GUI-toolkit is the best -
>> google
>> this group.
>>
>> However, mostly people agree that Qt is the most powerful, but often was
>> debunked because of it's licensing. This has changed to the much more
>> liberal LGPL for Qt4.5.
>>
>> Now it might be though that you'd still need to buy a license from Phil
>> Thompson for his excellent PyQt-wrapping - but I'd personally say it's
>> more
>> worth than it actually costs given the power of Qt.
>>
>> Diez
> 
> thank you
> 
> considering that wxwidget is open source and free do you think that QT
> lisencing is worth it ?

wxWidgets, Qt and PyQt are all open source and free - just not the same
open source license.

Phil



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