Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jan 2011 22:18 UTC, submitted by alinandrei
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu De kogel is door de kerk. After years of focussing entirely on Gtk+ and GNOME, Ubuntu will finally start evaluating Qt applications for inclusion in the defaukt Ubuntu installation. Mark Shuttleworth announced the policy change on his blog today.
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RE: Like I've Said Before....
by s-peter on Tue 18th Jan 2011 23:31 UTC in reply to "Like I've Said Before...."
s-peter
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2006-01-29

They've eventually been dragged kicking and screaming into doing this after years of the "Oh, we won't ship Qt or anything that even smells like it's been near KDE" basically for their own petty NIH reasons - something they were more than happy to accuse others of. Those of us who identified Qt as the right basis years ago are simply rolling our eyes.

So what was this Kubuntu thing about? This is not about "the right basis", but about "any basis". So far they've focused on building more-and-more user-friendly systems based on each "basis". Now they are starting to work on removing this "basis" barrier so that you can use applications with different toolkits in a single system consistently.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm not entirely sure what that claptrap is supposed to mean, but:

Now they are starting to work on removing this "basis" barrier so that you can use applications with different toolkits in a single system consistently.

Which they've always been somewhat less than keen to do in the past, leaving it to other people to do in spite of them. Afterall, it's only taken them seven years.

Edited 2011-01-18 23:37 UTC

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s-peter Member since:
2006-01-29

leaving it to other people to do in spite of them

As far as I know, most people who work on Ubuntu are either Canonical employees, or volunteers who do it because they agree with Ubuntu's goals and enjoy working on it... I can only assume that by "other people" you are referring to the large number of volunteers, but I fail to see how that can be a bad thing.

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