I'm rather new to the whole software development vibe and am wondering if I could develop software using dev c++ and create a GUI using smartwin++ which could all be sold commercially. Are there any hidden licensing issues that I need to look at?
No, no hidden licensing issues with using the Smartwin++ libraries to produce commercial applications. You are not redistributing Smartwin++ if you build a GUI with it.
The license is just:
Copyright (c) 2005, Thomas Hansen
All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
* Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
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and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
* Neither the name of the SmartWin++ nor the names of its contributors
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without specific prior written permission.
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ok awesome. Thanks. What about using devc++? Would that create any issues? My original plan was to use Qt to develop a gui for some c++ code I've already written, but after speaking to the Qt people at Nokia, it turns out I have to spend $3695 on an individual developers lisence to use their software.
So basically my plan it to write the code and compile it in devc++ or another free environment and to create a GUI for this using smartwin++..
Thanks for your help
In lieu of Dev-C++ as an IDE, which you might find quite old and not maintained, I suggest Microsoft Visual C++ Express (http://www.microsoft.com/express/vc/) which is free and may be used to produce commercial software. As a backup, try Code::Blocks (http://www.codeblocks.org/) but use a nightly build (http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php/board,20.0.html) which has many of the bugs removed.
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