"Quickly is a product of the Ubuntu project, but is flexible
enough to be used in other distributions and for other types of
tasks — the real power of Quickly lies in the templates that
automate different aspects of project configuration and
"An application built using Quickly has no dependency on Quickly
itself, said developer Didier Roche, "there is no Quickly runtime
or base class library." The goal, he said, is to speed up the
process for regular developers and help new developers get past the
barrier of deciding which tools and approaches to use.
"It can be difficult to get into GNU/Linux programming as there
are a whole bunch of available technologies. Let's think about
using GTK/QT, language, which library do I need? Add to this some
tools decisions like the IDE, the VCS, hosting the project, etc.
Too many choices kills the choice itself. [...] For instance,
learning Debian packaging just to create a package to share with
people can be tedious. Quickly (with ubuntu-project template) does
it for you. Consequently, opportunistic developers can focus only
on precise things and do it quickly, easily and right!"