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All you developers out there, I am curious. Which toolkit do you prefer to use and why? Do you use GTK or do you use QT to create your applications? ...
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    Which Toolkit for Develpment?


    All you developers out there, I am curious.

    Which toolkit do you prefer to use and why? Do you use GTK or do you use QT to create your applications?

    This is not an end user debate, I just want to know which one the developer prefers to use and why.

    I haven't started with either one, and I may end up creating my program to use both, but I just though I would start the conversation to find out more information.

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    My choice is not in your list. I use Perl/Tk and I'm quite happy with it. The reason I chose it is simple: I already knew Perl and just needed to read a few Tk man pages and my GUIs were rolling. My only other requirement (besides being easy to learn) was portability: I wanted my apps to run in Windows, too, and no problem there either. Another reason I like the tool kit is that, as it is part of Perl, there are many 3rd party CPAN modules available for Perl/Tk at my disposal.

    If I had to choose b/t GTK and Qt, I'd probably lean towards GTK as I'm a GNOME user. Although if I were coding for mobile hardware, I'd probably get my Qt on. If I cared about my project being closed source, I guess that'd be another reason for Qt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    My choice is not in your list. I use Perl/Tk and I'm quite happy with it. The reason I chose it is simple: I already knew Perl and just needed to read a few Tk man pages and my GUIs were rolling. My only other requirement (besides being easy to learn) was portability: I wanted my apps to run in Windows, too, and no problem there either. Another reason I like the tool kit is that, as it is part of Perl, there are many 3rd party CPAN modules available for Perl/Tk at my disposal.

    If I had to choose b/t GTK and Qt, I'd probably lean towards GTK as I'm a GNOME user. Although if I were coding for mobile hardware, I'd probably get my Qt on. If I cared about my project being closed source, I guess that'd be another reason for Qt.
    Thanks for the suggestion, I didn't mean to only include GTK or QT, I am open to any gui toolkit. I may still stick to console for some things, but I definitely want to get into gui develepment eventually.

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    For my latest program, I used Qt until I realized that it is too slow for doing anything useful. I decided to use SDL instead and found this toolkit. I really like how it looks and I have no problems with speed now.

    FLTK is also very nice.

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