Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Nov 2009 17:57 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu At the Ubuntu Developer Summit, which took place last week, it was announced that the next release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, version 10.04, will no longer carry the GIMP in its default installation. This actually touches upon somethin I've been wanting to talk about, a problem that plagues both Linux and Mac OS X: Paint.NET is Windows-only.
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Parry Hotter
Member since:
2007-07-20

Well, it's not very likely a KDE application is going to find its way into the default Ubuntu install.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Well, it's not very likely a KDE application is going to find its way into the default Ubuntu install.


Many of them (Amarok, K3b, Gwenview, Dolphin et al) are in the default Kubuntu install. They are also in the default Mandriva install, the deault OpenSuSe install, and in the deafult Fedora KDE install.

Digikam, with kipi plugins, is not normally in the default KDE install of most distributions, which is IMO a shame. Also, Dragon Player is normally part of the default KDE install, where I would prefer either VLC or SMPlayer instead (both of which are native Qt applications). I would also consider replacing Konqueror with Arora in default KDE installs from now on, and I would replace the default KDE menu with Lancelot.

However, neither Konqueror nor Arora is really a replacement for Firefox, and neither is KOffice a viable replacement for OpenOffice.org. So there is a strong need still for KDE to support GTK+ applications.

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oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

OpenOffice has a QT front end option so GTK is not need for that. Firefox also has a prototype QT.

So really KDE could get GTK free sometime in the next 12 months. I don't call it a strong need to support GTK.

Its more that the project to unbind are not complete.

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