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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Good for both parties
by ndrw on Thu 21st Oct 2010 12:58 UTC
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Qt will benefit from this collaboration too. Technically Qt is a great toolkit, robust, portable, fast, easy to deploy and so on. But there is a lot of work to be done on its esthetics and usability. Perhaps I'm spoiled by Gtk themes but it's hard to find a pretty yet readable Qt style ("cleanlooks" is not bad but still much worse than its Gtk counterpart).

Also, the UI design tends to be a bit clunky in an "MS Office 2003" way - all that moveable panels, splitters, toolbars waiting to be moved out of sight. Give any Qt application to my mother and she'll "break" it in 15 minutes.

(It's kind of funny that although as a user I prefer Gtk, I use Qt in my applications.)

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