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[4]: De kogel is door de kerk
by Soulbender on Wed 19th Jan 2011 09:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: De kogel is door de kerk"
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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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Authors of QT applications would most likely continue using QSettings as they have always done. QT is nice and modular like that.


Correct. Exactly so. That is precisely what you would expect them to do.

However, when said Qt applications are installed on a default Ubuntu (with modified qtconfig and QSettings class, both now integrated with dconf) now, suddenly, when the Ubuntu user changes something like the system font (using dconf), suddenly any installed Qt applications will also see the same change.

Which is what you want.

Without requiring said authors of QT applications to change their code at all, or even have to recompile.

Not like such facts will matter for the irrational anti-Ubuntu and anti-Shuttleworth brigades.


Puhlease, get real. What everybody wants is for it to work properly, without putting extra work on the authors of thousands of Qt applications.

This is not any kind of anti-Ubuntu campaign, this is simply a "if you want to integrate Qt applications, do it properly and everybody wins" campaign.

Edited 2011-01-19 09:33 UTC

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Authors of QT applications would most likely continue using QSettings as they have always done.

It's about more than just creating a dconf settings backend. If you want proper application integration then all the applications have to pay attention to the settings they set and get from dconf. This is a mammoth task, will need to be some kind of Freedesktop specification and will require a lot of buy-in.

Not like such facts will matter for the irrational anti-Ubuntu and anti-Shuttleworth brigades.

Hmmmm. I love how any percieved criticism of Ubuntu and what Mark Shuttleworth says is somehow, by default, anti-Ubuntu and ant-Shuttleworth trolling. As if the opinions of Ubuntu and Mark Shuttleworth trump everyone elses', including those of the upstream who they expect to buy into this, and can't be questioned. Interesting.

Edited 2011-01-19 15:13 UTC

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