Common main loop: Qt ported to glib main loop (experimental)

nf nf2 at
Thu Nov 25 14:17:19 EET 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-25 at 02:25, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> --- nf <nf2 at> wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I tried to explore the common main loop issue a
> > little more: How could a
> > "select" based main loop like Qt be ported to a poll
> > style system with a
> > generic "prepare/check/dispatch" scheme like glib?
> > 
> > According to previous discussions it seems that the
> > glib main loop has a
> > quite good and generic concept. If we take the glib
> > concept as prototype
> > for an "universal" event loop, "redesigning" Qt to
> > run on top of glib is
> > an interesting experiment
> If you cant convice Trolltech on using this which I am
> almost sure wont happen does it really serve any
> practical purpose

Come on! I thought Qt was GPLed. And whats the whole point of free
software? That i need a written statement from the Trolltech management
to be allowed to change Qt? No way!

The Linux kernel comes patched all the time - so why shouldn't the same
happen with Qt?

The success of a "common main loop"-patch would convince Trolltech - not
the other way round. If they help from the beginning that's cool, but
they don't have to. Because it's free software.


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