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[5]: Talk about arrogance
by WereCatf on Tue 18th Jan 2011 23:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Talk about arrogance"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

They've obviously now seen the error of their ways over the years with their development platform and path. How much do you want to bet that they end up being wrong over this shoehorned approach until they either change again or go bust?

I am not an Ubuntu fan or anything, but even I have to jump in here: your comments sound like nothing more than trolling. They are perfectly within their rights to only include applications that work well on their desktop. After all, Ubuntu IS aimed for the desktop and they want to maintain atleast a certain element of quality there. Thus it's perfectly reasonable to want to only include such Qt apps by default that fill their requirements.

After all, that's what EVERY single effing distro does.

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RE[6]: Talk about arrogance
by segedunum on Tue 18th Jan 2011 23:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Talk about arrogance"
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2005-07-06

I am not an Ubuntu fan or anything, but even I have to jump in here: your comments sound like nothing more than trolling. They are perfectly within their rights to only include applications that work well on their desktop.

You can view it in whatever way that you want, but after seven years of steadfastly being hung-up on one toolkit, people complaining that perfectly good applications were being shoved to one side and coming up with some rather strange and very familiar reasons as to why they won't even acknowledge any other toolkits.......the irony is not lost on those of us who've seen what's happened over the past seven years.

After all, that's what EVERY single effing distro does.

No, outright excluding applications and alternative toolkits in installations based on ill-advised technology preferences is not what every distro does. Only some.

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RE[7]: Talk about arrogance
by WereCatf on Wed 19th Jan 2011 00:07 in reply to "RE[6]: Talk about arrogance"
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2006-02-15

You can view it in whatever way that you want, but after seven years of steadfastly being hung-up on one toolkit, people complaining that perfectly good applications were being shoved to one side and coming up with some rather strange and very familiar reasons as to why they won't even acknowledge any other toolkits

That's called "having differing viewpoints and wishes" and, well, they wanted to keep Ubuntu as a GTK+ oriented distro.

No, outright excluding applications and alternative toolkits in installations based on ill-advised technology preferences is not what every distro does. Only some.

I see lots of distros doing that. Some distros ship only Qt apps by default, some only GTK+ apps by default, some ship a selection of both..

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