Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Nov 2009 17:57 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu At the Ubuntu Developer Summit, which took place last week, it was announced that the next release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, version 10.04, will no longer carry the GIMP in its default installation. This actually touches upon somethin I've been wanting to talk about, a problem that plagues both Linux and Mac OS X: Paint.NET is Windows-only.
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Pointless division
by fsck on Wed 25th Nov 2009 19:40 UTC
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I wish people(distros) would get over this pointless qt/gtk division. Krita does this fine, it has for quite a while. We already have a lack of free software in some areas, restricting yourself to only gtk or qt software just limits you further, and what for? Slightly more visual integration? That can be solved in other ways.

Here's an idea, how about using the best for purpose and stop recreating the same software in different toolkits every 2 seconds. Work on the visual integration of free software as a whole rather than excluding software that uses other toolkits like it's the plague.

It's clear QT and GTK are both here to stay (at least for now) so let's stop the wasted effort recreating the same things yet again.

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