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[3]: Talk about arrogance
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 18th Jan 2011 22:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Talk about arrogance"
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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.

Yes, and world peace will arrive tomorrow.

This is a very good solution, and is not a fork at al - that's a bunch of FUD bullshit. All this means is giving Qt devs the option of building dconf support into their applications. Said applications will still work fine in any Qt environment, and as such, really can't be called forks. He's not forcing anyone, he's not dictating anyone, he's just saying: look, we're hiring a few devs to work on allowing Qt devs to implement dconf support, and if Qt apps want to make use of that, fine. If not, also fine.

Jesus Christ the anti-Shuttleworth and anti-Ubuntu talk is reaching insane proportions around here.

Edited 2011-01-18 23:00 UTC

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