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[3]: Comment by cmost
by lemur2 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 00:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by cmost"
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So it's fine, unless you have an ubiquitous video card in which case you'll have to disable default features in order to get things working?


This affects only a few ATI and Intel cards, BTW.
You don't have to disble default features if you don't want to: alternative options are to use compiz for KDE instead of Kwin, or in the case of R600/R700 ATI cards you could use the proprietary fglrx driver instead of the open source ATI driver.

Drivers fault or not, it's all part of a package and the package suffers for it.


Yes ... but not the Kubuntu package, it is KDE 4.5 SC that is affected. This is just as true for Fedora, Arch, OpenSuse, whatever ... it is not a Kubuntu issue.

Having to search for workarounds after installation does not engender good first-impressions. Thankfully my test machine uses an Intel chipset which seems well-supported (if a little sluggish). Overall, my personal first impressions are actually quite positive. If it can work with my Samsung MediaLive...


Yes, it is only a few cards affected, it is affected for KDE 4.5 SC only (on any distribution), and it affects only the desktop compositing, for which an alternative (compiz for KDE) may be selected.

Not the best I grant you, but given that a few work arounds exist it is not an absolute disaster either. Remember also it is not a Kubuntu issue, not an issue for most graphics cards, and not a Qt issue.

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