Canonical and Shuttleworth add Qt to Ubuntu Linux

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Jan 19 15:07:32 UTC 2011


On Wednesday, January 19, 2011 05:07 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> 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.”
>
>
> http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/canonical-and-shuttleworth-add-qt-to-ubuntu-linux/8102
>
> --
> "To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge."
>                             Confucius
>

Wow!

Go Shuttleworth!

Maybe I will invest some time into writing some stuff for Ubuntu with qt 
after all.



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