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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RE[2]: Ok You are not tracking.
by oiaohm on Thu 26th Nov 2009 07:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Ok You are not tracking."
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"OpenOffice has a QT front end option so GTK is not need for that. Firefox also has a prototype QT.


As far as I know, both of these "front end" options involve only the dialog boxes to open and save files.
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Firefox QT one zero GTK code left. Everything is pure QT. Currently the QT version of firefox other than not being stable is faster at rendering pages than the GTK one. gobject is still used to interface with items but that is not GTK.

OpenOffice is mostly 100 percent QT some plugins still can use GTK but main program is 100 percent GTK free when built for QT.

Main reason both were mostly using gtk for dialogs. They use something different internally. All they need for there internal is a buffer system.

Ie do you see them pulling in GTK on windows they don't. All firefox and Openoffice were really using GTK for was to hide the complexity of X11. QT can do that equally well.

So no GTK theming interface required for either OpenOffice or Firefox running with qt frontends.

Serious point here KDE people have hear the complain we are better because you have to ship with GTK+ to use Firefox and OpenOffice so you are not space effective and that is going by by.

Only thing left that is a uniqueish program that does not have a QT base option is GIMP itself. Guess what Ubuntu just dropped that.

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