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 23:33 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Talk about arrogance"
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And this is different to just about any other software collection, how, exactly? Are you telling me KDE doesn't have rules for inclusion? OpenSUSE? Fedora?

Most (succcessful) software projects formulate their direction for things by including the projects that they hope will buy in and working out the best direction to go in. Those that dictate tend to not be very successful, and Ubuntu doesn't have the best track record of thinking things through, dictating and convincing people that where they're going is the right path. They've only been dragged kicking and screaming into accepting Qt after seven years.

The only way they're going to make a success of this is by getting buy in from Qt and the developers of Qt-using applications, such as those in KDE, and he's not off to the best start.

Come on dude, this sounds a lot like trolling just because you hate Ubuntu.

Sorry sweetheart, no. Ubuntu just doesn't have track record of getting these things right, that's all.

I'd appreciate it if you could leave this kind of trolling out of this as well. It kind of makes it look like any criticism of Ubuntu is trolling against it, you know?

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