[ros-kernel] Microsoft releases WTL as open source

Casper Hornstrup chorns at users.sourceforge.net
Fri May 14 15:56:14 CEST 2004


 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ros-kernel-bounces at reactos.com 
> [mailto:ros-kernel-bounces at reactos.com] On Behalf Of robert K.
> Sent: 14. maj 2004 13:29
> To: ReactOS Kernel List
> Subject: [ros-kernel] Microsoft releases WTL as open source
> 
> M$ has released on SF under a real OSS-License (CPL)
> 
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/wtl
> 
> WTL is an extension to ATL (active template lib) .
> I don't really oversee  wether it is thought as an 
> alternative to MFC. 
> However since WTL is intended to creating window and dialog 
> based apps, I think it is an alternative.
> concerning us, there should be no problem to make use of it 
> (for example new apps). I for myself however tend to more 
> cross-plattform Libs as wxWin or QT. So what'do you all think?
> 

Even if we could, I don't think we should; for political reasons. I
mean, do we really want to send the message that we cannot create a
Windows clone without Microsoft contributing their code?

Casper



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