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why is everyone walking away from gtk+?

From: Rod-Lists 
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I keep seeing projects moving away from gtk+. What gives?

=============================================================== From: David Welch ------------------------------------------------------ I think they made upgrading from 2->3 so difficult it was about as easy to move to something else. I just found out about this project, wxWidget, which uses Gtk+, among others. Dave

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ LXDE and others are moving from it. I wonder what this means for open box? ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ So what's the preferred widget set these days? I liked the old GTK, kind of drifted away from that as the Gnome integration happened, have been using web interfaces for a while, but have a few things it'd be cool to put a GUI on... Dan

=============================================================== From: Sean Brewer ------------------------------------------------------ Qt

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ supposedly it has something to do with tablets. ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Found this on the Ubuntu forums. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- GTK+ does not support resolution independence, Modern mobile devices have ultra high pixel densities. If you run a GTK+ application on a mobile screen all the user interface elements would be so small as to be unusable. There is been a bug open on GTK+ since 2008 but they have not done anything about it. The bug report can be found here https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show