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So,anybody else enjoy working with QT more? Any other widget set? Lesstif?
Bird, thank you for pointing out WxWindows. I'll have to read up on it.
Josk, I never been a big fan of java, though I know it makes a lot of sense in many cases. Tk does seem to be the easiest way to get productive fast.
Lesstif was/is written to provide function-call-level compatability with motif, which is commercial. There were some neat free applications written against Motif, but were only usable on commercial flavors of UNIX that shipped Motif or had Motif readily available (like Solaris or AIX). By far, the most popular application was xmcd (cd player with cddb -- in fact, xmcd was why cddb was created).
Now Motif is a steaming pile of poop. Most of my developer buddies really don't recommend picking it if you have a choice to go elsewhere. So, by virtue of emulating the API, lesstif picked up that same trait.
(Although my hat's off to the guys who did lesstif, they did a good job of making xmcd available for the free world.)
The hardest part about it was messing with the layout so that it looked right. The functionality was a cake walk.