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 lemur2 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 01:10 UTC in reply to "..."
lemur2
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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.


Here is a description of the Qt framework:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qt_%28framework%29

Here is an incomplete list of packages that use Qt:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Software_that_uses_Qt

By no means are all of these KDE packages, and many of them are worthwhile cross-platform packages.

Notable non-KDE packages which use Qt include: VirtualBox, DAZ Studio, Scribus, VLC, SMPlayer, LMMS, QtCreator, QtQuick, Skype, Gambas, Google Earth, Lyx, TeXworks, PDFedit, QCad, Mathematica, MythTV, Avidemux, Avogadro, Arora (browser), MuseScore, NoteEdit, Rosegarden and Transmission (BitTorrent client).

Why should Qt limit itself to Linux?

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