Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Jul 2009 15:43 UTC
Qt As some had already anticipated when Nokia acquired Trolltech, the next version of the Maemo platform will have its application framework based on Qt instead of Gtk+. This news was announced at the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit. While the switch to Qt may seem a major defeat for the GNOME community, this isn't exactly true, as many of the underlying technologies will still be GNOME-centric.
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not surprising
by JoeBuck on Mon 6th Jul 2009 16:55 UTC
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Nokia owns Qt, so they ordered everyone to use Qt. Similarly, when Microsoft buys a web services firm that uses a LAMP stack, they make them switch to Microsoft technology. In neither case are the decisions made on technical merit (not that there's anything wrong with Qt, it is a well-designed library).

However, I agree with the other commenters that the alleged "Gnome-centric" technology is actually desktop-neutral technology coming from freedesktop.org and used both by KDE and Gnome.

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