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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lemur2
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2007-02-17

Thanks, but perhaps I should have been clearer; my query wasn't so much "how can I learn about Qt", but rather *why* should I learn about Qt? What would it get me? Why is it better than the technologies that the Gnome world uses? You can find a lot of things saying "Qt is superior" without any real details about what makes it superior. Again, this isn't meant to be a troll or an invitation to a flamewar. Like I said, I know quite a bit about GTK development -- I do it for a living -- and I'm wondering what it is I'm "missing out on".


AFAIK, Qt Creator, the IDE, code editor, form designer and debugger, a true OO (primarily C++) paradigm, nice Python support, the clean abstraction layer isolation from the underlying OS that Qt provides, the extensive documentation provided for Qt, and the ability to easily support a wide set of target platforms ARE the main things that you are missing out on.

This site might be able to shed a little light on it for you:

http://www.wikivs.com/wiki/GTK_vs_Qt

It might be a little behind the very latest developments, but it seems to address your question reasonably well.

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