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Old 04-09-2013, 04:16 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by stasys View Post
Have you considered to have something like X11 interface? - https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=170436
KPV started on the K3, where there's no X11. So much for the history - and I might add to that that I don't particularly like X11 as an API, find it somewhat over-designed especially for the context of low-resource embedded devices (as the Kindles are).

Yes, I'm a bit opinionated about that.

That bit about being over-designed is even more true for Qt, which is used by the reading app mentioned. I just don't trust it enough. That's where my like for C shines through, and my dislike for C++ (especially for the wrangled C++ of Qt).

All of this is personal opinion, however, not necessarily shared by all developers. But KOReader fills a niche, I think.

PS/Addendum: X11 isn't user-friendly at all. You're probably talking about Qt, but that's a resource hog. There's nothing stopping KOReader from getting more user-friendly with its current UI scheme.
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