Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 22:22 UTC, submitted by vivainio
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This is kind of... Well, good news, I suppose? It depends on where you allegiances lie, but it seems like Ubuntu is warming up to the idea of using Qt to develop applications. It's no secret that Qt is a far more advanced development framework than Gtk+, so it only makes sense for Ubuntu - a GNOME/Gtk+ distribution - is looking at it.
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RE[2]: Comment by cmost
by cmost on Thu 21st Oct 2010 00:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by cmost"
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""Qt has a lot to offer Ubuntu..." Funny, you wouldn't know it from the sad state of Kubuntu presently.

Clearly a person who hasn't tried Kubuntu on 10.04 or 10.10. Its fine except for Kwin within KDE 4.5 with the ATI open source drivers just now, but that is a problem for any KDE 4.5 installation not just Kubuntu, and the only effect is to disable compositing. One can use compiz for KDE as a work-around.

In every other facet, Kubuntu 10.04 or 10.10 gives you a great desktop with a fine set of well-integrated KDE SC applications, and it is completely free of Mono as a bonus.

Clearly, you're wrong! Actually, I've had Kubuntu running on my laptop since Kubuntu 9.10. KDE 4.x, itself is absolutely fine. What's missing is the myriad of customizations Canonical bakes into its Gnome based Ubuntu. Very few, if any customizations have made it into Kubuntu which is why I stand by my statements. Kubuntu really doesn't offer much apart from a stock KDE implementation or anything unique from Canonical to separate it from the myriad of other better KDE offerings from Sabayon, Linux Mint, or Mepis. Canonical and the Ubuntu devs treat Kubuntu like an afterthought. It's little more than an Ubuntu base install with the (vanilla) KDE packages and a few different default applications. And they call it a distribution. Really?

Edited 2010-10-21 00:13 UTC

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