Ubuntu Embraces QT Toolkit: Blurring Linux Development?
Jan 24, 2011, 18:04 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to James
Maguire for this link. ]
"GTK vs QT. Now there's a fast path to a geeky argument
between passionate programmers of all walks of life. Despite this
once widely debated divide, Mark Shuttleworth has announced that
Ubuntu is about to add QT libraries to the Ubuntu release known as
Ubuntu version 11.10.
"According to Shuttleworth, the reasoning behind the inclusion
of QT libraries in Ubuntu stems from their perceived "ease of use
and integration advantages." I'll take his word for it until I can
find glaring data to support a decent counter-argument, since I'm
not a programmer myself.
"But one thing I don't see being discussed is whether or not
this is breaking a system that already works. Ubuntu was made
successful with brown themes, the GNOME desktop and yes, lots of
GTK applications. Do we really want QT being tossed into the