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[5]: WTF?!?
by kaiwai on Sun 16th Jan 2011 06:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: WTF?!?"
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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.

And considering who is behind Qt, you get a heck of a lot contribution by big names that'll lead to hopefully improvements on the desktop. If it means that Canonical can focus on the desktop and others pick up the heavy lifting behind the scenes then it'll be interesting to see in the future where it leads to.

I hesitate to say this but I could see in the future a movement to creating a new Qt based desktop by Ubuntu developers simply because I have a feeling that what they want to do would require as much work if they were to customise KDE - that it wold be easier to start with a clean slate.

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RE[6]: WTF?!?
by orestes on Sun 16th Jan 2011 16:52 in reply to "RE[5]: WTF?!?"
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That's essentially what they're starting to do here. Can't say I blame them. I like what the widget set is capable of and the licensing options but I absolutely hate the KDE way of doing things.

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