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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RE: integration
by kelvin on Tue 20th May 2008 07:24 UTC in reply to "integration"
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Kgtk (using KDE dialogs in gtk apps) came from the KDE side.

Kgtk is an ugly kludge.

Qt compiling against glib so KDE apps can potentially use Gnome C dialogs comes from Trolltech.

I assume you're talking about glib/Qt main loop integration. Glib cannot be easily integrated to use the Qt main loop without opening up a whole can of licensing worms.

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.

Ugly kludge, ugly kludge.

Why don't I ever see any Gnome/GTK names attached to these (confusingly acronymed) projects?

Gnome/GTK-developers don't enjoy spending their time on ugly kludges. Real integration is done elsewhere.

PS. You forgot to mention geramic, which was an earlier ugly kludge.

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