Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jul 2013 21:12 UTC, submitted by judgen
Window Managers "In the longer term, most Razor-qt components will fully be integrated into the LXDE-Qt and both teams will focus on the same project. Looking further ahead, the GTK version of LXDE will be dropped and all efforts will be focused on the Qt port. We, the main developers and administrators of the projects, will try to figure out where we align and where we have differences to grind out."
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RE: Could be good.
by judgen on Tue 30th Jul 2013 20:46 UTC in reply to "Could be good."
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

The reasons for switching to Qt for the LXDE project was the extreme difficulty in making a low requirements system with GTK3.
Also in my view it looks like gtk3 in general i dying off on the desktop as more and more apps switch over to Qt. Soon enough we might have to use the GNOME project apps only, if you want to use gtk3.

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RE[2]: Could be good.
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 1st Aug 2013 02:51 in reply to "RE: Could be good."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Also in my view it looks like gtk3 in general i dying off on the desktop as more and more apps switch over to Qt. Soon enough we might have to use the GNOME project apps only, if you want to use gtk3.

I don't know about that. Consider the number of desktop environments based on GTK+ vs. Qt since the GNOME project raised hell with their third major version and stubbornly refused to give people what they wanted. Cinnamon, Consort, MATE, Xfce. And then, after a few years they finally got the point that no one wants it and their "vision" is actually hurting them, so they came up with "Classic Mode"--which is still GNOME 3, but you could arguably consider it a different desktop environment.

By comparison, on the Qt side, of course there's KDE... but after the whole KDE4 thing, although Trinity came into existence, it never seemed to pick up like the various GTK+ 2/3 environments (not even Debian has it). Unity is (or has already?) switched to Qt, so that's one less on the GTK side. LXDE is switching, and with the merger of Razor-Qt (which hasn't been around very long to begin with) you could say that this evens it out and doesn't really make another tally on the Qt side, but it does take one mark off GTK.

So, I think GTK+ is still doing pretty good. It will take more than Unity jumping ship to kill it.

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RE[3]: Could be good.
by Lennie on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 10:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Could be good."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

GNOME project already got saner again and incorporated a pack of extensions to make it mostly like GNOME2.

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