replacement for VLC: I dont want Qt

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Mon Jan 19 13:36:43 UTC 2009

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2009/1/19 Paul Gupta <paul at>:
>> 1) Every little bit counts, Ubuntu IS bloated because of this kind of
>> "what's a little more?" thinking. That's my opinion and it's not going
>> to change until Ubuntu is snappier on my system than the new Windows 7
>> build...(Yeah, that's right, I said it...)
> Do you avoid GTK apps in Windows 7 such as Firefox and Open Office?
> Because then you also have the overhead of two widgetsets. Do you
> avoid Qt in both Ubuntu and Windows? Opera, Google Earth, Skype, and
> many other applications are Qt.
>> But anyway, the real question, is it running BOTH wx AND qt now? What do
>> you mean by "both libraries installed and loaded"?  Do you mean wx/qt or
>> qt/gtk?
> It seems that he meant Qt _and_ GTK, as GTK is used by Gnome and Qt is
> used by VLC.
> If you insist that Qt is slowing down your computer, then please post
> the results of your  benchmarks with VLC 0.8.x and 0.9.x showing that
> 0.9.x is more resource intensive. If it really is slowing down our
> systems, then I would also look for an alternative. Thanks in advance.
    I think the basic problem is that VLC slows down nothing until you 
use it. Same with OO and all the others. They just sit there using zero 
CPU time when unused.

    As for Windows 7, I hope Micro$oft has a winner. They have produced 
real bad software for many years now, since Windows XP. I have Vista and 
it is a real bum!



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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