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[5]: Big deal...
by vivainio on Sat 26th Jun 2010 15:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Big deal..."
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

I know, QtCurve is one of the first things which I install on my Linux boxes. However, it's just about looks. Things like open/save dialogs are still inconsistent...


QtCurve might suck, but QGtkStyle (the style Qt uses on Gnome desktop) looks just like the Gnome theme looks, and uses the native dialogs.

Properly rewriting GNOME in QT would take a long time, during which people would continue to complain that the Gnome desktop stagnates. The result of the rewrite would be extremely buggy. Do you think the Gnome devs would ever take this risk ?


I don't see a need to rewrite anything in Qt. Why rewrite a program in the first place? You just let the old program live on and write a new program.

Right now the innovation within Gnome happens on Javascript + Clutter...

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farfromhome Member since:
2007-02-19

QtCurve might suck, but QGtkStyle (the style Qt uses on Gnome desktop) looks just like the Gnome theme looks, and uses the native dialogs.


If you're using the default Oxygen theme, try the Oxygen Molecule GTK+ theme at:

http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=103741

You'll probably have to manually install it, but I find it makes GTK+ applications fit in just as well in KDE as QGtkStyle does for Qt applications in GNOME/XFCE. It still doesn't use native dialogs, but it does make the GTK+ dialog look like it belongs in KDE.

I don't know why more distributions don't package it; the only ones I know of that do are Gentoo and PCLinuxOS, the latter of which uses it by default.

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