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[2]: Good for both parties
by ndrw on Sun 24th Oct 2010 03:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Good for both parties"
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I'm hardly a Gtk fan. If you actually read my comment you would see that I actually prefer Qt to Gtk in most respects. It doesn't change the fact that Qt is simply ugly and looks messy (or encourages design of messy GUI).

I've tried all styles shipped by default with Qt and even went ahead to try some free third party ones. Looks like no one has a good taste there - all styles feel like a broken copies of some well known LaF's (Motif, Clearlooks, Gtk, Blue Curve, Windows) or look like made by children (Oxygen, Plastic, Keramic)

QtCurve (also windowsxp style on XP) is indeed one of the best among them, it works and is readable. But it is simply an old theme and its aesthetics match the state of art of 2003.

There are nice Qt themes but these all seem to be reserved for proprietary products of some third party products. Mentor, Cadence have both developed nice and clean themes. So it is possible, only we can't rely on good taste of Nokia employees (or KDE guys). This is where Ubuntu's contribution could help a lot.

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