[Scribus] GTK version of Scribus

avox avox
Thu May 4 23:11:36 CEST 2006

Christopher Anthony wrote:
> I would like to use Scribus on a friendly, truly open desktop.  Would it
> be
> too difficult to port Scribus to use the GTK libraries instead of the
> non-free QT libraries?

Now, to give a more technical answer instead of exchanging biased
opinions on desktop environments and OSS licences :-)

yes, it would be possible
no, it would not be easy

You can just take the sourcecode and start rewriting. Since Scribus
uses QString and Qt's collections all over the place you'd probably want
to change those first. Then all the dialogs, tedious but surely possible.
Canvas and input event handling need more thinking, no idea how difficult
that would be.
Of course current Scribus and this port would share max. 10% of code or so,
so it would be effectively a branch. Since the current developers have a lot
of new interesting features on the roadmap, I doubt you would get any help
from there.

Judge yourself if this is "too difficult" or "feasable". :-)

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