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[6]: Talk about arrogance
by segedunum on Tue 18th Jan 2011 23:25 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Talk about arrogance"
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Why is that not a valid approach? What does KDE have to lose if Qt devs implement dconf suport?

That's an odd slant you've put on this. Qt developers haven't decided anything. You're rather jumping ahead of yourself here.

It won't be Qt developers implementing this. It's being done by someone, in a fork for the timebeing, in a way that has already been decided. I don't get the impression many people have been consulted. I suggest you read Mark's post. No one apart from Ubuntu has decided that dconf is even the right direction to go in.

Oh, and probably because it's the same approach Shuttleworth has generally used over the years, and he's always ended up being wrong and hurting everyone in the process? Shuttleworth, Canonical and Ubuntu don't exactly have a track record of being right.

Let's not be naive here. Shuttleworth and Ubuntu have been dragged kicking and screaming into accepting Qt. The only way this will work for them is if they end up with some applications they can use, and they don't get to decide that.

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