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 Timmmm on Thu 21st Oct 2010 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
Timmmm
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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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