[GRASS-user] QT with Grass64

Michael Barton Michael.Barton at asu.edu
Thu Sep 1 13:59:50 EDT 2011

Also, until recently, QT also was not available as open source software on all platforms that GRASS supports. And many more people in the scientific community (from where GRASS draws most of its developers) are more familiar with Python than C++. So it's a pragmatic decision, but one that works well.

C. Michael Barton
Director, Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity 
Professor of Anthropology, School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Arizona State University

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On Sep 1, 2011, at 10:47 AM, Martin Landa wrote:

> Hi,
> 2011/9/1 Michael Barton <michael.barton at asu.edu>:
>> We decided not to use QT because it is more difficult to develop a GUI in. We also reviewed current versions of TclTk and GTK as potential interface
> well, it's very subjective to say "more difficult". Qt compared to
> wxWidgets is professional framework, it's the most developed graphical
> library written in C++. In QT framework you will find very good
> applications like Qt Designer or Creator. There are several bindings
> like PyQt. Compared to wxWidgets and it's tools Qt playes another
> game. But that's not reason why to leave wxPython for us, we are quite
> happy with wxPython framework, even it's more difficult to use and
> limited in design ;-)
> Martin
> -- 
> Martin Landa <landa.martin gmail.com> * http://geo.fsv.cvut.cz/~landa

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