Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th May 2008 17:59 UTC, submitted by TLZ_
Qt There is a group of consistency freaks out there (like myself) who are not very fond of mixing Gtk+ with Qt applications. The reasons for this are not just graphical, but also behavioural; Gtk+ applications behave differently than Qt applications (menus are different, layout is different, etc.). Trolltech obviously can't tackle the behavioural side of this issue, but they can tackle the graphical one. This is exactly where QGtkStyle comes into play.
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by MamiyaOtaru on Fri 16th May 2008 08:36 UTC
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Kgtk (using KDE dialogs in gtk apps) came from the KDE side. Qt compiling against glib so KDE apps can potentially use Gnome C dialogs comes from Trolltech. Gtk-qt, which skins GTK apps to look like KDE apps for fitting into a KDE desktop comes from the KDE side. Now QGtkStyle, a style to let Qt apps fit into a Gnome desktop comes from Trolltech.

Work getting Gnome apps to look right in KDE comes from KDE users. Work getting Qt apps to look right in Gnome comes from .. Trolltech.

Why don't I ever see any Gnome/GTK names attached to these (confusingly acronymed) projects? Honest question. Too busy? Don't care? Working behind the scenes on some more wide ranging solution? Don't think there are any must have apps from the other DE that have to be finessed into Gnome (like Gimp/Firefox into KDE)? They aren't a business with motivation to get their toolkit used as widely as possible?

Leaves a slightly sour taste in my mouth, which I'm hoping is from simply not understanding everything that's going on. Enlighten me. And yes, widget visual fidelity isn't the only part of DE/Toolkit integration, but it's the part that jumps out at you ;)

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