Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 22:22 UTC, submitted by vivainio
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This is kind of... Well, good news, I suppose? It depends on where you allegiances lie, but it seems like Ubuntu is warming up to the idea of using Qt to develop applications. It's no secret that Qt is a far more advanced development framework than Gtk+, so it only makes sense for Ubuntu - a GNOME/Gtk+ distribution - is looking at it.
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by Narishma on Thu 21st Oct 2010 00:48 UTC in reply to "..."
Narishma
Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't complety agree, OSX has cocoa, Windows has MFC and .NET, Linux has ???, what it needs is a dedicated Linux/X.org toolkit, Qt tries to be "everywhere" and for that it gives mediocre results, so drop the multiplatform stuff, is not needed, work in something that works good in Linux and dedicated to Linux.

MFC is just a (horrible) C++ wrapper around the win32 API. Qt is also a wrapper around the win32 API on Windows.

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by Timmmm on Thu 21st Oct 2010 15:16 in reply to "RE: ..."
Timmmm Member since:
2006-07-25

Qt is also a wrapper around the win32 API on Windows.


Not true. Qt draws all its widgets itself (but it does use the platform theming API on Windows at least).

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by segedunum on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 14:05 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

True. Qt does theme emulation, otherwise it would have a very, very hard time making cross-platform applications have the same general layout on each platform - which is what is needed with cross-platform apps.

Doing it by hooking into each and every desktop and letting them do the drawing is what systems like SWT do, and it creates a lot of baffling and very hard to solve bugs from time-to-time.

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