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[7]: Talk about arrogance
by ndrw on Wed 19th Jan 2011 06:22 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Talk about arrogance"
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> KDE has a separate class that adds more features, called KConfig.

Ubuntu is not targeting KDE apps, not at the moment at least. What they want to do instead, is to make Qt applications feel native on the Ubuntu desktop.

Qt apps use QSettings, not KConfig, hence modifying the latter would largely be irrelevant to Ubuntu goals.

I'm happy with this move (see http://www.osnews.com/permalink?446284). Qt is a extremely developer friendly toolkit, yet lacking in areas related to user experience. If Ubuntu can iron out some of these (relatively minor) wrinkles it will be a win-win game for all parties involved.

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