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Gnome "At the Tizen conference this week in San Francisco, Intel showed off an Intel Ultrabook running their next-generation Tizen 3.0 platform that's using a shell/desktop derived from GNOME 3.x."
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Why GTK?
by asupcb on Tue 28th May 2013 01:44 UTC
asupcb
Member since:
2005-11-10

Why is Intel going with GTK when every other non-iOS, non-Android, non-MS mobile OS is supporting Qt as a primary (or at least secondary) officially supported toolkit? Qt is even getting iOS and Android ports in Qt 5.1 and will only get better from that point forward.

Why don't they support Plasma Active which is all but ready for this market? Especially once KDE makes the jump to the KDE 5 ecosystem.

Intel makes great hardware, but they can't seem to get software right, ever. Their Linux drivers are okay I guess, but what else do they ever call correctly in the software department?

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RE: Why GTK?
by shmerl on Tue 28th May 2013 02:39 in reply to "Why GTK?"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

There is some effort to bring Qt to Tizen.

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RE: Why GTK?
by Hiev on Tue 28th May 2013 02:50 in reply to "Why GTK?"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Why not GTK?

GTK is a great toolkit to work with.

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RE[2]: Why GTK?
by Lobotomik on Tue 28th May 2013 07:46 in reply to "RE: Why GTK?"
Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

Because GTK is unfathomable, while Qt is easy?

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RE[2]: Why GTK?
by insanity_tn on Tue 28th May 2013 11:45 in reply to "RE: Why GTK?"
insanity_tn Member since:
2009-08-28

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Edited 2013-05-28 11:46 UTC

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RE: Why GTK?
by Soulbender on Tue 28th May 2013 04:50 in reply to "Why GTK?"
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2005-08-18

Why is Intel going with GTK when every other non-iOS, non-Android, non-MS mobile OS is supporting Qt


Because they have made a decision base on technical and business merits to use GTK just like how those other vendors did when they chose QT.
Not everyone has to use QT, ya know.

Edited 2013-05-28 04:50 UTC

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RE: Why GTK?
by moondevil on Tue 28th May 2013 06:28 in reply to "Why GTK?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Intel makes great hardware, but they can't seem to get software right, ever. Their Linux drivers are okay I guess, but what else do they ever call correctly in the software department?


Their developer tools?

As for hardware don't get me started on their GPUs.

Edited 2013-05-28 06:29 UTC

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RE: Why GTK?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 30th May 2013 22:21 in reply to "Why GTK?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Intel isn't really in charge of Tizen. Samsung is. Its basically Bada 3.0. Meego had great QT support, why is it completely gone, and has to be added back in? Because Tizen has very little to do with Meego, its Bada 3.0 which didn't have very good support for QT.

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