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    windows Programmers.. I need your help

    Let me give some background info. I am working on a poker (texas holdem) client/server game to let people host their own games online. I was happily coding along using c++ with the QT widget set. Its a great cross platform widget set. I had the client almost all done but i've run into major licensing issues with QT. Their commerical version costs $1500 for 1 license. If i use the non-commerical version I have to GPL the client which is no good.

    So I was wondering what people though about me using C# or such. I HATE MFC! I don't even wanna learn it but if i have to.. sigh..

    Also I was wondering if anyone wants to take over by doing the client. I'm looking for a partner. Right now I need someone that is a good windows programmer and can make a nice looking layout. I have a lot of the graphic work done. From what I've seen and re-actions i've gotten this good sell well. My idea is to sell the server and give away the client. So its a monthly service. I'm only looking for dedicated people and if you know how to code in windows well it should be easy! Its all re-acting to commands the server is giving and sending commands back. I did all the harder work doing the logic on the server end.

    thanks for the time..

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    What exactly is your problem with MFC? If its a problem with installing an external library have you thought of using WTL / ATL. Its similar to MFC, but doesn't require all the overhead and has a few other differences, but its completely free and will run on anything windows.

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    I'm mainly a linux programmer. I'd learn MFC but i've heard its a ***** to learn. I've looked at it and it looks like a ***** also. To me QT was very straight forward to learn and easy to do complex problems. I just wish the licensing fee wasn't so expensive.

    If you do take me up I can't offer any cash up front what i can offer is a good portion of the monthly payments. This is either gonna explode or grow slowly. I feel there is a need for this with online poker exploding. I started it for me and my old high school friends to play then i had a lot of interest from others on this also.
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    Try out FLTK its a cross platform gui tool kit. It looks like crap but to me qt dosn't look that great eather.

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    Yeah, stay away from MFC It's bloated, and forces you into its framework.

    As previously mentioned, WTL is nice, though it lacks documentation. That's what I mostly use now. Along with FLTK, wxWindows is another cross platform GUI library. It's a little heavy, IMO, but it produces standard looking windows clients and is quite easy to use.

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    i've used wx.. but just with wxpython. I've just gotten really good with QT and i hate to dump it to learn another widget set. I might give wx a try .. thanks for the input
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