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 molnarcs on Wed 19th Jan 2011 13:59 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?

In theory, technically nothing. But KDE is not simply a sum of all KDE software. It's a fairly open community willing to work with anyone on common standards. Mark's post is a little bit arrogant in that it suggests the adaptation of something they developed in-house, instead of really working together with the community to solve common problems. This might be actually a good strategy sometimes, but not in KDE/QT's case. Those are not difficult people to work with, KDE adopted and collaborated on dozens of standards. Anyway, I really really recommend reading Aaron Seigo's blog. In is usual lucid style he very clearly highlights the "problem" ;) That guy should be a PR expert or something (while Mark is obviously not ;) )

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