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Just because shuttleworth is letting Qt applications into Ubuntu, it doesnt mean its a good thing for intergration between desktops.
This is what exactly happened:
Qt is now far far ahead of GTK+.
Ubuntu wants to use Qt more.
They do the fastest and cheapest approach, which is also the one that has no cooperation with others.
What happens isnt very sad. We will probably see a few Qt applications which depend on something like libqdconf or something like that.
But the issue is, they could've done much more. They could've helped on a new standard on FD.o for managing settings. But they decided not to.
Please dont tell me that something designed by commite isnt going to work. FD.o standards have worked pretty awesome in the past few years. Its just that shuttleworth and ubuntu kids want FAST results. which isnt the best possible result.
And this is very very insulting:
Exactly. Rather than working within the existing communities (like fd.o), they are going their own way, doing their own thing, with a solution that benefits noone but themselves.