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[5]: De kogel is door de kerk
by segedunum on Wed 19th Jan 2011 14:55 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: De kogel is door de kerk"
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Yep, they must. All Qt programmers that do not use dconf will be arrested and executed.

It's a nice way of inserting a bit of sensationalism into the debate, but that's exactly what Shuttleworth is asking Qt application developers to do.

Oh wait, the only downside to not implementing dconf is that you won't see your application installed by default on the Ubuntu live CD. So no, nobody must do anything.

That's about the size of it, and probably what will happen.

All Canonical is doing is creating a new piece of software that allows Qt application to integrate better into GNOME and Ubuntu.....And everybody is free to use or ignore it.

It will get ignored by upstream, like many of the other things Ubuntu has done, because people are not going to rewrite their applications to support something that Ubuntu has suddenly come up with out of the blue.

Those of us actually debating something here are asking what it will take for what Mark Shuttleworth wants to be a success. Telling us that we can all ignore him is probably what will end up happening, but it's not terribly productive.

I don't get all these comments saying "I have wanted Qt apps in Ubuntu for years, and now they are doing it. Those bastards!"

Well no. People have asked for better Qt aplication support for years, and got completely stonewalled by Ubuntu and then other people did the actual work.

It does a disservice to the people who've actually done work and written code on this front to claim that Ubuntu is now somehow starting this off.

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