Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:54 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Gnome "Theme development is a tedious and difficult task, and for the GTK devs to be so careless in breaking their API at every turn disrespects the many hours people put into making themes for it. [...] I was given to believe that this breakage stems from a Microsoft-like climate of preventing users from customizing their systems, and deliberately breaking the work of others so that your 'brand' is the best. Anytime I hear the word 'brand' being used in Linux, I know something valuable is being poisoned." I find the tone of this one a bit too harsh and overly negative at times, but his point still stands.
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Why not use Qt?
by woegjiub on Thu 8th Nov 2012 21:29 UTC
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It seems rather odd to be complaining so strongly about gnome, when Qt exists, is much more stable and well supported, is easier to code for, has better documentation, and much better cross-platform support.

I've been using only Ubuntu for a while now, so I know not if fedora etc have made their qt themes look and behave nicely alongside their gtk themes, but in unity and in KDE, Qt looks beautiful.
It would surely be easier to improve Qt themeing as canonical have, than to keep complaining about gtk, because we all know that gnome do things their own way, and don't really care very much about anyone else.

Edited 2012-11-08 21:30 UTC

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