Erlang for desktop applications?

Dmitrii Dimandt <>
Mon Aug 7 12:26:34 CEST 2006


Depends on what you mean by "desktop services" :) Printing? Qt has it.
Graphics? Also there (fast 2-D, SVG and OpenGL).

Moreover, the Qt for Java is a proof-of-concept by Trolltech to show
that bindings to Qt can by successfully created for other languages,
not only for C++ (there is also a pyQt binding for Python).

What I'm saying is - Qt is as good a framework to build upon as any.

On 8/7/06, Ryan Rawson <> wrote:
> Not interested in java things.  I won't even consider it - waste of
> time/resources imho.
>
> I'm familiar with QT, but still it doesnt really address my bottom
> line... its just a UI toolkit, it doesnt provide desktop services,
> does it?
>
> -ryan
>
> On 8/7/06, Dmitrii Dimandt <> wrote:
> > What about Qt? They recently released a proof-of-concept Java binding
> > (http://www.trolltech.com/developer/downloads/qt/qtjambi-techpreview).
> > And their signal/slot concept could fit into Erlang's messaging model.
> > It is cross-platform, too.
> >
> > On 8/7/06, Ryan Rawson <> wrote:
> > > Ironically GTK doesn't really address the realistic needs of a desktop
> > > application.  Printing?  Maybe things are better than the last time I
> > > looked at it, but I don't care as much about Linux on the desktop.
> > >
> > > I heard that wxWindows is not so great for large apps.  I don't know
> > > why, but I suspect it may have to do with the class structure or
> > > something.
> > >
> > > As for OSX, sounds good to me :-)
> > >
> >
>



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