Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jan 2011 22:18 UTC, submitted by alinandrei
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu De kogel is door de kerk. After years of focussing entirely on Gtk+ and GNOME, Ubuntu will finally start evaluating Qt applications for inclusion in the defaukt Ubuntu installation. Mark Shuttleworth announced the policy change on his blog today.
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Talk about arrogance
by phoenix on Tue 18th Jan 2011 22:33 UTC
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What is it with {GNOME|Ubuntu|Shuttleworth} thinking that everything has to be done their way or nothing?

Rather than working with the QT devs, the KDE devs, the GNOME devs to find common-ground for storing, accessing, changing settings, Shuttleworth wants to (basically) fork QT, shoehorn in DConf support, and create a bunch of Ubuntu-specific QT apps that use DConf. And, probably, use the glib even loop in QT, and (maybe down the road) just turn around and use GTK to draw QT widgets.

Talk about driving a wedge into the desktop world. I thought we had the movement to find commonalities and common ways to do things so that each toolkit could work together.

Aaron Seigo published a response that covers it nicely:

Collaboration is needed. Not shoehorning your methods into someone else's toolkit.

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