On 10/15/10 1:19 AM, Jeff Hobbs wrote:
> Interesting statement ...
> "Qt as it stands today is not suitable for creating high end applications that targets a native look&feel on Mac OS X."
Interesting indeed, and there's some truth to it, but I don't entirely
agree with it.
Most Qt apps that are deployed on the Mac look like crap because they
make absolutely no effort to fit in to the look and fee beyond the
basic integration that Qt provides (menu items are automatically mapped,
native buttons/scrollbars, etc.). Instead, they look like Windows or
Linux ports--a million buttons stuffed into the (non-native) toolbar,
non-Mac-style icons, etc.
It is possible, however, to create a Qt app that is well-integrated. Qt
provides all the hooks--sheets, drawers, the gradient toolbar, etc.
Parallels is a good example of a Qt-based app on the Mac that fits right
in. But the developer has to make some effort to accommodate the Mac and
its UI expectations.
Code by Kevin