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On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 10:58 PM, RGB ES <> wrote:
I was thinking on something similar. If it were possible to completely
separate "core" from UI it would be great. For example, someone who
knows Qt but nothing about GTK will be able to create a gui for MeeGo
without messing with core elements. Or someone else will be able to
build a gui for small monitors. Or another person will be able to
build something for "power users" in which you can only see style
stuff while just another person will contribute a kids & format
painter lovers interface.
To go on with this idea, I think it will be interesting to make the
core "toolkit independent" (i.e., pure C or C++, without GTK or any
stuff like that), so it will be possible to integrate LibO on any
platform "just" (yes, I know it is not easy, that's why I used
quotes... ;) ) by writing a proper UI.

LibO already has different frontends for GTK+, QT, native Win32 and
native Mac in the vcl module and they are independent as any change in
the code of one of those toolkits doesn't affect the others. It could
be done better for sure, but what you are mentioning is already

Jesús Corrius <>
Document Foundation founding member
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