Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 15th Jan 2011 18:02 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As an answer to someone asking whether Unity will require a working OpenGL stack to operate in Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal", Mark Shuttleworth announced that Canonical would offer an optional, QT-based, "2D" implementation of Unity. Here is a video, too.
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RE[2]: WTF?!?
by Hiev on Sat 15th Jan 2011 19:18 UTC in reply to "RE: WTF?!?"
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Perhaps Ubuntu won't be a "Gnome/GTK desktop" forever? Just saying.


That's KDE fans wet dream, but I don't think it will happen, just saying.

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RE[3]: WTF?!?
by vivainio on Sat 15th Jan 2011 19:22 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF?!?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


That's KDE fans wet dream, but I don't think it will happen, just saying.


Well, it already started. We will see how the situation evolves.

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RE[4]: WTF?!?
by orestes on Sat 15th Jan 2011 20:50 in reply to "RE[3]: WTF?!?"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

I doubt very seriously it'll end up moving to KDE wholesale, although I wouldn't be at all surprised to see them doing more new things with a QT base as time goes on. It really is an attractive option for development purposes compared to having to deal with GTK.

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RE[3]: WTF?!?
by Nth_Man on Sat 15th Jan 2011 20:29 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF?!?"
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2010-05-16
RE[4]: WTF?!?
by Hiev on Sat 15th Jan 2011 20:31 in reply to "RE[3]: WTF?!?"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

That pic is so old and irrelevant at these days.

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RE[3]: WTF?!?
by cdude on Sun 16th Jan 2011 15:52 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF?!?"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

It already happened. Ubuntu won't go GNOME 3 but will go Unity which happens to be based on OpenGL and Qt. GNOME is irrelevant now.

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RE[3]: WTF?!?
by segedunum on Mon 17th Jan 2011 15:22 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF?!?"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

That's KDE fans wet dream, but I don't think it will happen, just saying.

It's already happening. Ubuntu at one time would never have went anywhere near Qt, and yet, here they are replicating their entire interface in it......for 2D.

They will either end up having to build a whole desktop in Qt or reusing what's already on offer (KDE), but they'll be dragged kicking and screaming into doing it and Canonical might well have gone bust by then.

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