Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2008 20:47 UTC
KDE KDE's Aaron Seigo (who owes me a Martini) wrote about a few often-heard misconceptions and questions regarding KDE 4.0, which is supposed to be released January 11th. "Now that 4.0.0 is tagged and out and that bit of worry and concern is behind me for the moment, I wanted to take a moment to talk really bluntly about 4.0. In particular, I'm going to address some of the common memes in fairly random order that I see about kde 3.5 and 4.0. I'm going to speak bluntly (though not rudely) so prepare yourself."
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RE[2]: re: kde 4 in distributions
by melkor on Sat 5th Jan 2008 13:17 UTC in reply to "RE: re: kde 4 in distributions"
melkor
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2006-12-16

I'm not saying that QT isn't any good, or that Trolltech doesn't deserve to charge for QT for commercial usage, I think that they do deserve that. But - I think that many developers avoid QT because of the licence costs, and look at GTK instead since they are no fees involved. Personally, and I'm no developer by any means, but from what little I've read on the subject, QT is a dream to work with, whilst GTK is an absolute nightmare.

As to my comments on usage, nearly everyone that I know, that uses Linux uses Ubuntu. True, I don't know everyone in the world ;-)

In terms of desktop usage, Ubuntu has more users than any other distribution. Whilst I don't have empiracal numerical proof of this, I feel very confident in making that statement.

Dave

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

There are more costs involved in developing software than just the costs of the toolkit. GTK might be free for proprietary software, but it is also less efficient as Qt to develop software with.

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