Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Jul 2009 15:43 UTC
Qt As some had already anticipated when Nokia acquired Trolltech, the next version of the Maemo platform will have its application framework based on Qt instead of Gtk+. This news was announced at the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit. While the switch to Qt may seem a major defeat for the GNOME community, this isn't exactly true, as many of the underlying technologies will still be GNOME-centric.
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Comment by Maki
by Maki on Mon 6th Jul 2009 16:59 UTC
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I don't see how the fact that maemo will still use freedesktop standards makes it gnome centric, since kde also uses them.
Also being qt based doesn't make it KDE based. Nokia aquired trolltech and it is easier for them to eat their own dog food, there is no conspiracy or something like that

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RE: Comment by Maki
by Hiev on Mon 6th Jul 2009 17:25 in reply to "Comment by Maki"
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Since the 100% of those technologies were initially developed by GNOME developers, is not that wrong.

Edited 2009-07-06 17:37 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Maki
by KAMiKAZOW on Mon 6th Jul 2009 20:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by Maki"
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Huh? BlueZ was developed by Qualcomm annd is part of the Linux kernel. It has no special relationship with GNOME. Whith the exception of GLib, none of the listed technologies have any special relationship to GNOME. Just because a neutral technology was first implemented in GNOME doesn't turn it into "GNOME-centric". E.g. D-BUS: It was GNOME was the first to officially embrace it, but GNOME also had more to gain by it, because Bonobo seems to have bigger defiencies than DCOP had (at least according to IBM): "DCOP is a solution for KDE, but is tied to Qt and so is not used in other desktop environments. Similarly, Bonobo is a solution for GNOME, but is quite heavy, being based on CORBA. It is also tied to GObject, so it is not used outside of GNOME. D-BUS aims to replace DCOP and Bonobo for simple IPC and to integrate these two desktop environments. Because the dependencies for D-BUS are kept as small as possible, other applications that would like to use D-BUS don't have to worry about bloating dependencies."

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RE[2]: Comment by Maki
by segedunum on Tue 7th Jul 2009 19:02 in reply to "RE: Comment by Maki"
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Since the 100% of those technologies were initially developed by GNOME developers

We can only hope that one of these days you will start having a clue what you're commenting on. Vain hope.

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