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Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 04:14:07 +0300
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: wxWidgets -vs- QT Discussion

On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 02:37:46AM +0300, Solar Designer wrote:
> My reference to wxWidgets specifically is based on our review and an
> initial attempt to use wxWidgets for a JtR GUI in 2004 (this work was
> never completed).  IIRC, the primary reason to choose wxWidgets over Qt
> was native look of the widgets (native to each target platform).  Like,
> if we compile a JtR GUI for Windows, it will look like a typical Windows
> app, not like a foreign app brought to Windows.  If my understanding is
> correct, a Qt app would have a Qt look rather than native.

Apparently, Qt is near-native now:

http://wiki.wxwidgets.org/Talk:WxWidgets_Compared_To_Other_Toolkits#Qt_uses_native_widgets_now
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qt_(framework)#Use_of_native_UI-rendering_APIs

So it is within consideration.

Alexander

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