Canonical and Shuttleworth add Qt to Ubuntu Linux

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at
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 <>, 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 Ubuntu.”
> --
> "To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge."
>                             Confucius


Go Shuttleworth!

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

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