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[3]: Good for both parties
by phoenix on Sun 24th Oct 2010 18:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good for both parties"
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ;)

Personally, I can't stand GTK+ apps, regardless of what theme is used. Everything is "flat" and boring and blah, and always remind me of Netscape 4.x. There's no depth to anything, and colours are always muted, reminding me of pastels or hostpital shades of colours.

QT, and especially KDE, apps always look more professional, more complete, and more useful to me.

But, that's the beauty of things ... you can use the GTK+ apps you like, and I can use the QT/KDE apps I like, and we can both be happy.

Thankfully, the QT devs seem willing to bend over backwards to make GTK+ apps integrate into a QT-based desktop, even going so far as enabling the use of the glib even loop. It's too bad the GTK+/GNOME devs seem hell-bent on preventing the opposite, making QT apps look alien in GTK+-based desktops.

Edited 2010-10-24 18:48 UTC

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