Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 22:52 UTC
Qt It's a rather unclear time over at Nokia in Espoo (Finland!), with people coming and going, and changes in development strategy. The latest one is, I think, a good one: Nokia has stated it will commit fully to Qt as the sole application development framework for both Symbian and MeeGo.
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Comment by RichterKuato
by RichterKuato on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 00:33 UTC
RichterKuato
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2010-05-14

Hopefully with all of this commercial focus on Qt we'll start to see more Linux Desktop applications use it. Right now all the good applications use Gtk+ which sucks because Gnome is so bland looking.

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RE: Comment by RichterKuato
by lemur2 on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 02:21 in reply to "Comment by RichterKuato"
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2007-02-17

Hopefully with all of this commercial focus on Qt we'll start to see more Linux Desktop applications use it. Right now all the good applications use Gtk+ which sucks because Gnome is so bland looking.


All? Really?

Here is a list of 177 desktop applications, some of them quite notable:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Software_that_uses_Qt

... which suggests that your counting might be slightly off.

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RE[2]: Comment by RichterKuato
by WereCatf on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 02:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by RichterKuato"
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2006-02-15

All? Really?

Don't act like that. You know perfectly well that he rather meant all the apps he considers important to himself, not what are important for some other party.

Hell, even I could only find one single application on that list that I use: Skype. Kopete is nice but it is so totally out-of-place on GNOME desktop that I just rather use Pidgin instead. So yeah, for _my_ tastes and needs all the best applications indeed are GTK+.

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RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

Woh guys! I didn't think there would be a huge debate about it.

I should've just said that Qt doesn't have a decent web browser. And, Yes, Firefox clearly uses Gtk+ for somethings, though they are working on a Qt version. Anyways, I use Chrome.

Given how much of my computer use consists of me surfing the internet, it means a lot for my browser to mesh with my desktop and other apps.

This goes beyond just the bland looking theme. It's the dialogs. Ever save a file in Firefox; then try to find it again in Dolphin/Konqueror?

You might have shortcuts to help you on Dolphin but they will be nowhere in the dialog because it's not using Dolphin's setting it's using Nautilus'. The same goes for importing, exporting, and saving a page or target.

None of this even touches the reduced performance you get using more than one toolkit at a time.

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RE: Comment by RichterKuato
by re_re on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 16:55 in reply to "Comment by RichterKuato"
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2005-07-06

I actually tend to think at least 50% if not more of the really solid linux apps are Qt based, it's just that many Gnome users seldom see them or know about them. Not that I blame them, KDE is still a little buggy and depending on the distro can be a little complicated at times.

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RE: Comment by RichterKuato
by michi on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 19:30 in reply to "Comment by RichterKuato"
michi Member since:
2006-02-04

Hopefully with all of this commercial focus on Qt we'll start to see more Linux Desktop applications use it. Right now all the good applications use Gtk+ which sucks because Gnome is so bland looking.


Some of the best applications on Linux like Digikam, Amarok, Scribus, KMail, Konqueror, vlc use Qt.

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