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: shocked
by lemur2 on Thu 20th Jan 2011 03:14 UTC in reply to "shocked"
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"Anyway, my point is this ... why should authors of Qt applications be falling over themselves to re-write their apps just for the "honour" of being included on Mr Shuttleworth's Ubuntu default install CD?
I am shocked at aggression and anger directed toward Ubuntu in so many of the comments in this discussion. It seems a small but very vocal minority is interpreting Canonical's actions in the most negative light possible, and sharing their negativity with the rest of us. FOSS development, just like practically any field in which people-to-people cooperation is essential, requires people be -- at minimum -- civil and respectful of each other. Unfortunately much of the discussion in the last day or two has been anything but civil. "

I'm shocked as well. Utterly shocked to my core.

I'm shocked that no-one has bothered to answer the perfectly civil question ... "why should authors of Qt applications be falling over themselves to re-write their apps just for the "honour" of being included on Mr Shuttleworth's Ubuntu default install CD?".

There is no insult in the question, there are no angry words, no-one is accused of anything, and it is a perfectly valid quetion after all. Why should authors of Qt applications go to all the bother that Mr Shuttleworth is asking of them? What incentive is there?

Why shouldn't it be a vastly more preferable approach that Ubuntu itself is modified slightly instead, in order to better accomodate Qt applications as they already are?

Hmm?

Why can no-one answer these questions?

Edited 2011-01-20 03:16 UTC

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