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[7]: Talk about arrogance
by WereCatf on Wed 19th Jan 2011 00:07 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Talk about arrogance"
WereCatf
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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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RE[8]: Talk about arrogance
by segedunum on Wed 19th Jan 2011 00:54 in reply to "RE[7]: Talk about arrogance"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

That's called "having differing viewpoints and wishes"...

It's 'having a different viewpoint' or trolling depending on when it suits and who and what the subject matter is. Frankly, I choose not to be an apologist for things that have happened.

...and, well, they wanted to keep Ubuntu as a GTK+ oriented distro.

For reasons that have never made any sense to anyone. That hasn't been a terribly successful strategy, a point that I've already made.

Some distros ship only Qt apps by default, some only GTK+ apps by default, some ship a selection of both..

I don't know of any distro shipping only Qt applications and that only installs Qt by default. I know of quite a few that do that with GTK though.

Let's not be an apologist and call a spade a spade, shall we? You can't slice and dice this in the way that you want in some ways and then not in others that you find a little sensitive.

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RE[8]: Talk about arrogance
by aunzim on Thu 20th Jan 2011 20:48 in reply to "RE[7]: Talk about arrogance"
aunzim Member since:
2008-07-25

Give me an example of a QT only distro please... or even a GTK only distro

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RE[9]: Talk about arrogance
by WereCatf on Thu 20th Jan 2011 21:05 in reply to "RE[8]: Talk about arrogance"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Give me an example of a QT only distro please.

I am unfortunately not familiar with Qt-oriented distros as I don't use Qt.

or even a GTK only distro

Ubuntu, for example.

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