Wine, WIDE & Unix (was: Support for pkgconfig)

Patrik Stridvall ps at
Tue Apr 29 08:02:30 CDT 2003

> > Well, the point is that i'm pretty sure that both Trolltech (and the
> > KDE project) would very much like to Qt themed Wine in order to
> > compete in the desktop market so I'm sure it would be possible to
> > get some sort of "deal" somehow.
> > 
> > Perhaps just releasing the Qt drawing primatives implementation
> > under the LGPL would be a solution that would be acceptable
> > to all parties. I can't see Trolltech losing very much from 
> doing that.
> > 
> > No work at all (except convincing Trolltech to do that).
> Hehehe, yeah, that's the hard part, especially as the 
> difference between
> Qt/X11 and Qt/Win32 is mostly the drawing primitives/window creation
> code.

Ah OK. Minor problem. :-(

Why can't they make Qt/Win32 GPL:ed as well with the exception of the
drawing primitives that have to become LGPL:ed.

They released Qt/X11 under the GPL, since the GPL according to their
interpretation will protect them from "free commercial use".

Why not release Qt/Win32 under the GPL as well?
> Bah. This is stupid. Before we start adding theming to Wine, I think
> somebody should at least make an attempt at a unified theming 
> standard.
> Otherwise we're just going to end up with huge amounts of bloat and
> duplication in Wine already. A standard system would be much 
> better. No,
> I don't have time for that :(

Agreed. This is a post 1.0 issue IMHO.

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