Canonical and Shuttleworth add Qt to Ubuntu Linux
blchupin at iinet.net.au
Wed Jan 19 09:07:17 UTC 2011
Want to start a fight in Linux desktop circles? Say, loudly and
obnoxiously that Qt <http://qt.nokia.com/>, the programming libraries
behind the KDE <http://www.kde.org/> desktop, are better than GTK+
<http://www.gtk.org>, the libraries backing GNOME
<http://www.gnome.org>. Or, vice-versa. Either will work. Now, though,
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical <http://www.canonical.com>,
Ubuntu <http://www.ubuntu.com>'s corporate big brother, is bringing Qt
software to Ubuntu <http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/568>, 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 Ubuntu."
"To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge."
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