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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by Bringbackanonposting on Thu 21st Oct 2010 00:47 UTC in reply to "..."
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I don't complety agree, OSX has cocoa, Windows has MFC and .NET, Linux has ???, what it needs is a dedicated Linux/X.org toolkit, Qt tries to be "everywhere" and for that it gives mediocre results, so drop the multiplatform stuff, is not needed, work in something that works good in Linux and dedicated to Linux.


What a strange thing to say. Being multi-platform equals "mediocre results"? Waste of time and resources maybe? I don't agree.
I'm no developer but if I could focus on just one toolkit to write applications with, I'd consider one that takes multi-platform seriously. Linux/GNU (on desktop especially) would be a different place if apps like Firefox/Chrome/Thunderbird for example only ran on one platform.

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