Built with Qt
Why would you do that, you ask? Well,
Another key for success lies in
This story is not only about the creation of a brilliant file management tool, it is also a young developer's journey of discovery to find the perfect framework for his project.
Michael needed a cross-platform GUI framework for his Python application that would boast great performance and support for custom styles. After careful evaluation, he chose Qt because it let him "develop a stylable, performant, cross-platform desktop app with minimal effort."
In addition, choosing "the most prominent GUI framework fulfilling
This choice, says Michael, saved him years. He started off with an OS X version, because the quality of existing tools at the time was the lowest. Thanks to Qt, he could release the Windows version only a month later, most of which was spent on implementing true
Below is a list of frameworks Michael evaluated, and the reasons why they didn't fulfill his requirements. Visit his blog for a more elaborate description of how he picked his desktop application development technology.
Michael Hermann was born in Vienna, Austria, and has an MSc from the University of Oxford. He has been working on