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Date:      Wed, 8 Feb 2012 01:23:16 +0100
From:      "C. P. Ghost" <>
To:        Waitman Gobble <>
Cc:        Jorge Biquez <>, FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Software Development using Freebsd.
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On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Waitman Gobble <> wrote:
> On Feb 6, 2012 6:13 PM, "C. P. Ghost" <> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 11:37 PM, Jorge Biquez <>
>> wrote:
>> > Now we will try to have a graphical mode in Freebsd. With that we would
>> > like
>> > to be able to develop graphical applications for Windows (we all know
>> > that's
>> > the market and here some companies is what they are looking), so maybe
>> > sound
>> > crazy but I am looking to develop applications for Windows without using
>> > WIndows or Microsofot products at least.
>> Go for Qt. It is a great cross-platform C++ GUI framework, with plugins to
>> SQL
>> databases, networking and everything you would typically need. There's
>> even
>> PyQt, if you want Python bindings.
>> Check out the examples in the Qt distribution too to get an idea:
> I agree Qt is a great solution however you are probably going to want to
> ship static binaries to windows clients (only), especially to non-techical
> end users... otherwise it gets kind of insane, much more challenging than
> distributing java based apps IMHO.
> But the IDE is fantastic plus you get a nice integration with webkit.
> if I remember (been awhile) the license terms are a little different for
> static, would have to re-read carefully.

I don't know about licensing issues w.r.t. static binaries; but you're
absolutely right: it's definitely worth looking into.

Another cross-platform GUI is wxWidgets (C++, but has Python
bindings too). It's not as rich a library as Qt IMHO, but quite nice
too. You may want to combine wxWidgets with Poco though (all
of this is in ports, btw).


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