Linked by lopisaur on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.
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RE[4]: Big deal...
by Lunitik on Sat 26th Jun 2010 15:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Big deal..."
Lunitik
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2005-08-07

In fact, no theming is even necessary. Qt treats GTK/Gnome similar to how it treats OS X and Windows these days: it assumes the widget styles of the system. To use a Qt/KDE theme on a Gnome desktop, you actually have to jump through hoops, which I think is a very good thing.

Whether GTK is or isn't inferior, there is no denying that it is faster to take advantage of native Linux features.

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RE[5]: Big deal...
by Zifre on Sat 26th Jun 2010 15:17 in reply to "RE[4]: Big deal..."
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

Qt treats GTK/Gnome similar to how it treats OS X and Windows these days: it assumes the widget styles of the system. To use a Qt/KDE theme on a Gnome desktop, you actually have to jump through hoops, which I think is a very good thing.

Yes, but the problem is that Gtk+ doesn't do the same. Running Gtk+ apps on KDE is still kind of painful.

Whether GTK is or isn't inferior, there is no denying that it is faster to take advantage of native Linux features.

No, I think you have that backwards. (And what native linux features are you talking about?) Qt is the one that jumps through hoops to look like Gtk+, while Gtk+ doesn't play very nicely on a KDE desktop.

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RE[6]: Big deal...
by phoenix on Sat 26th Jun 2010 19:20 in reply to "RE[5]: Big deal..."
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

That's a problem with GTK+, not with X11. Go complain to the GTK+ devs to get their heads out of the sand, stop with the NIH, and start co-operating with others.

It's amazing how often QT/KDE devs bend over backwards to make GTK+/GNOME interoperate and look nice on a non-GNOME system ... and how rarely it's reciprocated.

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