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 Hiev on Thu 21st Oct 2010 01:07 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev
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2005-09-27

It is mediocre on Linux, it render the fonts in a fugly way, the cinerama support is less than mediocre and the geometry bugs QGraphicWidget has is beyond tolerance.

And the worse, it is controlled by Nokia, hence semi-propietary, it is Nokia who desides what bugs are prioriry, what's gonna be the license of the next version and of course it desides when an API gets deprecated (see QGraphicsWidgets and KDE4), so an independent toolkit is a must, we are talking about a toolkit for Linux, being multiplatform means nothing, it means it will be mediocre in one platform or another.

Edited 2010-10-21 01:08 UTC

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by lemur2 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 01:18 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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2007-02-17

And the worse, it is controlled by Nokia, hence semi-propietary


Qt is licensed as LGPL v3 (not just GPL, mind you, but LGPL), which makes it decidedly not proprietary.

BTW, it was Nokia who made it LGPL. Qt wasn't LGPL before Nokia purchased it.

Being LGPL means that you can statically link it, and then distribute it as a binary if you like. MythTV comes to mind here.

Qt is being embraced by Intel within the Meego framework.

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by Hiev on Thu 21st Oct 2010 01:20 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."