Care to explain the second part? The best Linux programs I know I made with Qt.
afaik while Qt people trying to make Qt more portable, the Gtk guys are focusing on Gnome over Linux.
Clearly the Gtk's way would have advantages in exploiting the native platform. However this also changes Gtk from portable API to a de facto Linux/Gnome native API. It may also explain why recent versions of GTK haven's been ported -- they're too "Linux-specific".
Originally Posted by JS987
It doesn't matter if QtCore has 1 MB or 4 MB as it is shared among applications using mmap.
Only true on Linux because the distro builds all software.
For Windows and Mac, each application have to ship its own building of Qt. No sharing because of potential DLL-hell.
If you used Everything to search QtCore4.dll on your Windows, you'll be surprised so many copies of Qt are on your disk.