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[2]: De kogel is door de kerk
by ozonehole on Wed 19th Jan 2011 02:04 UTC in reply to "RE: De kogel is door de kerk"
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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geertjan Member since:
2010-10-29

Yep, they must. All Qt programmers that do not use dconf will be arrested and executed.

Oh wait, the only downside to not implementing dconf is that you won't see your application installed by default on the Ubuntu live CD. So no, nobody must do anything.

All Canonical is doing is creating a new piece of software that allows Qt application to integrate better into GNOME and Ubuntu. Yes, not just Ubuntu, this will also benefit other distros that combine GNOME with Qt applications. And everybody is free to use or ignore it.

I don't get all these comments saying "I have wanted Qt apps in Ubuntu for years, and now they are doing it. Those bastards!"

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Authors of QT applications would most likely continue using QSettings as they have always done. QT is nice and modular like that. Not like such facts will matter for the irrational anti-Ubuntu and anti-Shuttleworth brigades.

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