[vtkusers] wxWindows and VTK

Jonathan M. Gilligan jonathan.gilligan at vanderbilt.edu
Mon Sep 18 16:59:01 EDT 2000

Only the Linux version of Qt is available under GPL. To develop Qt software 
under Windows, you must buy the Qt/Windows Professional kit for $1550.00 
per developer, even if you're developing free software. Moreover you are 
forbidden from developing GPL software using the Windows version of Qt. 
Thus, Qt really does not seem to be competitive with WxWindows for 
multiplatform development, particularly if you're developing free software.

 From the TrollTech FAQ (http://www.trolltech.com/developer/faq/free.html):
>I want to use Qt to develop free software on Windows.
>Qt/Windows is only available as Professional/Enterprise Edition, not as 
>Free Edition. Using an X client library for Windows and a Windows X 
>server, it is possible to use the X11 version of Qt on Windows.

At 10:23 AM 9/18/2000, Jan Stifter wrote:
>On Mon, 18 Sep 2000 16:54:35 +0200, "Maurizio Turatti"
><mturatti at ais.it> wrote:
> >>- Are ther any other GUI toolkits that would be good to use with VTK
> >>and how do they compare with wxWindows
>if you are looking for a c++ gui toolkit, that works on many
>platforms, take a look at Qt, available under GPL from
>for a binding to vtk, launch www.medres.ch/~jstifter/vtkandqt/
>just my $0.02

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