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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Stupid idea
by Carewolf on Wed 19th Jan 2011 18:06 UTC
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One thing they will realize is that QSettings is best used for application specific settings. Sharing settings between applications and especially between specific application is something it does extremely poorly. It is not something it is designed for, so I suspect they will find that while QSettings can use dconf, QSettings can not be used in place of dconf.

I have had this problem several time developing small GUI tools for internal use, QSettings is easy to use, but it is best used for application specific settings. When I wanted several small tools to share some of the same settings I had to do a lot of tricks to make it work in QSettings (basically reducing it to an ini-file parser).

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