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: Technical superiority to GTK
by lemur2 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 14:29 UTC in reply to "Technical superiority to GTK"
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I've heard a lot -- including in this article -- about Qt's technical superiority to GTK, but searching online only seems to bring up entirely one-sided fanboy comparisons with little technical detail.

So, could anybody tell me briefly, what is it that makes Qt so much better? What can you do with Qt that you can't do with the combination of GObject, GIO, GTK, Cairo, Clutter, GStreamer, and so on?

This isn't a troll, I'm genuinely curious: I know quite a lot about programming the "G" world and next to nothing about the "Q" (or "K") worlds, and I'd like to expand my knowledge.

I'm not a developer, but surely this would be a start:

Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++ integrated development environment which is part of the Qt SDK. It includes a visual debugger and an integrated GUI layout and forms designer.
Qt Creator provides support for building and running Qt applications for desktop environment (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS) and mobile devices (Symbian, Maemo, and MeeGo). Build settings allow you to quickly switch between build targets.

When you build an application for a mobile device target with a device connected to the development PC, Qt Creator generates an installation package, installs in on the device, and executes it.

Find out more here:

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