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 lemur2 on Wed 19th Jan 2011 00:23 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Talk about arrogance"
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KDE desktops have pretty good support for GTK applications, including settings. If Shuttleworth wants to integrate Qt and GTK applications on the one desktop, which is a perfectly reasonable aspiration, why not just use what already works? That would mean having KDE as the default desktop instead of GNOME, thus that is absolutely of no help here.

I'd like to find out why. Plasma is after all very "programmable" and configurable, and could probably be shipped in such a way as to look and behave almost exactly like the GNOME desktop you are used to.

Such a GNOME-mimicking KDE desktop would possibly be more like GNOME now than GNOME 3 and/or Unity desktop would be.

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