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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RE[2]: Talk about arrogance
by phoenix on Tue 18th Jan 2011 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Talk about arrogance"
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Did you read the same blog posts I did? Because it sounds like you didn't.

"Mark suggests that Qt developers should start using Canonical's Qt add-on libraries for things like dconf so that Qt apps integrate properly with Ubuntu."

Basically, forking QT, leading to Ubuntu-only QT apps.

"To get applications working together as well as possible, the answer is not to start creating Ubuntu-targeted versions of Qt apps"

Collaborate, don't fork.

"Solving this means working together, not thinking that we are individually capable of coming up with the best ideas ever and that the world should simply bend to our whim of the day."

Which is what Shuttleworth is doing, by shoehorning DConf support into a Canonical fork of QT, instead of working together with QT and/or KDE devs to find a solution to the settings issue.

"As more groups warm to the beauty that is embodied in Qt, I hope that the message of working together (rather than dictating, for life or otherwise) also spreads."

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