Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2012 20:31 UTC, submitted by Jarle Anfinsen
Qt Digia has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia. Digia has sent a letter to the KDE team that it intends to pretty much continue what Trolltech and Nokia built up, so not a whole lot ought to change for KDE - luckily.
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RE[3]: Comment by ephracis
by zima on Tue 14th Aug 2012 20:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ephracis"
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Ahh, but there's more to that - GTK+ doesn't fit that well anywhere outside its native *nix desktop environments (perhaps because GTK+ is made largely for one DE).

But with Qt it's different, it fits quite decently everywhere (perhaps because it's made mainly for application development), I'd guess many people don't really realise they're using a cross-platform app (at least potentially / almost / not too far from a recompile away; and hell, Unity 2D - so a "shell" to very GTK-oriented OS - is made in... Qt)

...except, it of course never fits perfectly (maybe not even in Qt-based DEs - after all, many application UIs are developed with multi-platform in mind) - so you should hate it; and overall, Qt promotes that which you hate ;)

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