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 phoenix on Thu 21st Oct 2010 17:05 UTC in reply to "Technical superiority to GTK"
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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?


The nicest thing about QT is that it's one framework, one coding style, one set of APIs, one environment, one dependency.

Trying to write a GTK+/GNOME app can lead to multiple coding styles, multiple API styles, tonnes of dependencies, and so on.

It's the different between using an IDE for coding, and using a mishmash of editors and command-line tools.

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