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Will LCL ever support the TQT widgetset?
« on: July 30, 2018, 11:15:51 pm »
I've read that older Qt releases were not supported because of the license, but KDE3 and Qt3 was forked to TDE and TQt a long ago and it's now license compatible with Lazarus. Would it be a lot of work?

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Re: Will LCL ever support the TQT widgetset?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 03:16:36 am »
I'm not Lazarus developer, however TQt is very marginal framework, only a few Linux distros have Trinity in their repos. I guess developers are more focused on Cocoa (I can see effort there) and GTk4 is coming soon. Qt5 seems to be finished while GTk3 is liquid sand.
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Re: Will LCL ever support the TQT widgetset?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 09:32:44 am »
Yes it would be a lot of work, and probably even requires setting up a new (QT3/TQT) widgetset.

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Re: Will LCL ever support the TQT widgetset?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 01:57:40 pm »
TQt is very marginal framework, only a few Linux distros have Trinity in their repos.
Trinity has optional repos for a lot of ditributions, you only have to add it.
Yes it would be a lot of work, and probably even requires setting up a new (QT3/TQT) widgetset.
Is there any tutorial about how can i make a new LCL backend for any widgetset?

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Re: Will LCL ever support the TQT widgetset?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 02:39:39 pm »
No, this article is about how can i add another already made backend to my IDE. I meant a tutorial about what to do if i would like to make a new backend.

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Re: Will LCL ever support the TQT widgetset?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018, 02:54:11 pm »
Thanks! I'll check how difficult it is.