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

Mike Hearn m.hearn at
Tue Apr 29 08:35:40 CDT 2003

> 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?

Not sure, might be worth asking, but I expect it's because they believe
they would lose a lot of customers writing internal corporate software
for Win32 - if the software is for internal use only, you could just
make it GPLd and not pay TT anything. Restricting the free version to a
display protocol not well supported on Win32 allows them to make more

Mike Hearn <m.hearn at>
QinetiQ - Malvern Technology Center

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