Poll: Of Qt and KDE applications on OS X, and the About/Preferences menu.

James Linder jam at tigger.ws
Tue Sep 16 16:55:29 PDT 2014

On 17 Sep 2014, at 3:00 am, macports-users-request at lists.macosforge.org wrote:

>>> You don't need a poll for this. There are OS X interface conventions (including menu arrangement) that programs should conform to in order to be good OS X citizens.
>> I you want to look at it that way, you may take this for a poll to what extent the users (= those to whom MacPorts caters and for whom it exists) find "OS X citizenship" important. 
>> Given how no one seems to have taken the trouble to beat the myriad of gnome, gtk and X11 applications in MacPorts into being "good OS X citizens", I'm guessing that isn't the most important consideration around.
> I don't know where this thread is going but I for one find Qt applications as a group to be a litany of horrible insults to Mac conventions, so anything that you can do to make one more Mac-like is good. How about starting with closing the front Mac window with Command-w. That's been around only since May, 1984.

One of the delights of QT for me is the ability to say no to the native (OSX) way of doing things eg

# ifdef Q_WS_MAC
    menuBar()->setNativeMenuBar (false);
# endif

all too reminescent of winders: lets see unix uses /, well fum we’ll use \
So I guess one mans meat ... (for the non native english readers: idiom: is another mans poison)

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