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#1 SuperSapien64

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:00 PM

I'm using Linux Mint KDE and I would like to install WinFF but I'm not sure which version to install. QT or GTK2? Which one would have better compatibility with KDE?



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:39 AM

Would be good to include KDE Version.  I always check the repos first, if it is in there, there should be some literature on it.

 

"When a graphical (GUI) program is written, first its core internals are developed. ... Hence, they use GUI toolkits. GTK and Qt are two extremely common GUI toolkits.GTK is the standard toolkit for GNOME while Qt is used by KDE."

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/129355/what-is-difference-between-gtk-and-qt-applications

 

https://code.google.com/archive/p/winff/wikis/UbuntuInstallation.wiki


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:58 PM

KDE 4.14.2. And I did check the repo/Software Center. I also checked the Synaptic Package Manager and when I check WinFF for installation it says GTK2 to be installed.



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:13 PM

Both will do.

The GTK2 version will be fine


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:05 AM

I would go the Qt as it is specifically designed for KDE ... but if friend Madman has experience with same, I will defer to him.

 

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:15 PM

Both will do.

The GTK2 version will be fine

Thanks I went with the GTK2 version.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:40 AM

Hi Super

 

If you get a chance before this Topic winds down, let us know how the GTK2 version went. I would be interested to know.

 

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:01 AM

As for why some apps have a GTK version and others dont that goes back to the early days of linux.

Linux was always a choice of UI with the old linux setups using Motif and QT.

Unfortunately both of these were not fit to be with the GPL, motif was proprietary and QT's licence was incompatible with GPL at the time.

So GTK was created as a replacement for both and was the main option for most software developers on linux.

However QT was re modified and made more GPL friendly so there you go.


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:50 PM

The GTK2 version seems to be working fine. :thumbup2:






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