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: De kogel is door de kerk
by avgalen on Wed 19th Jan 2011 01:32 UTC in reply to "De kogel is door de kerk"
avgalen
Member since:
2010-09-23

It means "the decision has been made"

I don't know why Dutch expressions keep being used without any reason or explanation

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ozonehole Member since:
2006-01-07

Hey, I kind of enjoy the foreign idioms. I don't speak Dutch, so I turned to Google translate which says:

"The ball is cast"

There is an expression in English "The die is cast." An explanation for how this originated:

http://idioms.yourdictionary.com/die-is-cast-the

So, the decision is engraved in stone.

As for the decision itself, I'm OK with it. Anything that makes my Ubuntu desktop work a little better is a step forward.

Peace.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

As for the decision itself, I'm OK with it. Anything that makes my Ubuntu desktop work a little better is a step forward. Peace.


That's nice. After utterly ignoring Qt and KDE for many a year, suddenly, just for the sake of the Ubuntu default desktop, all authors of Qt applications must re-write parts of their application in order to be aware of qt-dconf settings, unique to Ubuntu?

I'm so glad you are OK with that. </sarcasm>

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I don't know why Dutch expressions keep being used without any reason or explanation


Because I like adding a little bit of other languages than English to OSNews. It's also why I NEVER link to a Google Translate article.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Because I like adding a little bit of other languages than English to OSNews. It's also why I NEVER link to a Google Translate article.

But but but but.... Dutch is such an ugly language :<

I'd prefer latin instead tbh.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

And ... putting the translation in () after the quote is hard because ... ?

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