Canonical and Shuttleworth add Qt to Ubuntu Linux
Jan 19, 2011, 07:34 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
"Want to start a fight in Linux desktop circles? Say, loudly and
obnoxiously that Qt, the programming libraries behind the KDE
desktop, are better than GTK+, the libraries backing GNOME. Or,
vice-versa. Either will work. Now, though, Mark Shuttleworth,
founder of Canonical, Ubuntu's corporate big brother, is bringing
Qt software to Ubuntu, long a GNOME stronghold.
"So far I haven't heard any shouting from the programmers'
corner, but give it a minute.
"Shuttleworth made the announcement writing, "As part of our
planning for Natty+1 [Ubuntu 11.10], we'll need to find some space
on the CD for Qt libraries, and we will evaluate applications
developed with Qt for inclusion on the CD and default install of