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Future versions of Ubuntu will include the cross-platform Qt interface libraries and could come preloaded with Qt applications based on the framework, according to Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and the Ubuntu Project.

"The decision to be open to Qt is in no way a criticism of Gnome. It's a celebration of free software's diversity and complexity," Shuttleworth wrote.
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The QT Toolkit Explained

Interesting!
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The QT Centre Forums (For More Info)
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Read the source, but I still couldn't figure out--what's Qt?
    
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Read the source, but I still couldn't figure out--what's Qt?
Qt is a programming library typically used by KDE. GTK+ is a programming library typically used by Gnome.

Ubuntu just started a flame war.
Edited by Riou - 1/19/11 at 12:42pm
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Qt is a programming library typically used by KDE. GTK+ is a programming library typically used by Gnome.

Ubuntu just started a flame war.
Ah, gotcha. I thought it was initially some QuickTime application/plugin--which made no sense to me at first...
    
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well albeit this will make people with kbuntu like ubuntu even more!

I for one out of the debian distros i use Linux Mint, I find that added base support might beef up users from other distros....

I am looking forward more to seeing Wayland being integrated into ubuntu myself.
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Well they are dropping Gnome in the next release, but AFAIK Unity still uses GTK. Qt would be a good fit for Ubuntu, because I wouldn't touch either one via SSH through 15 proxies.
    
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Well they are dropping Gnome in the next release, but AFAIK Unity still uses GTK. Qt would be a good fit for Ubuntu, because I wouldn't touch either one via SSH through 15 proxies.
lol i love the way you put that.
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Unity is a mistake. Adapting qt is a mistake. Ubuntu had such a good run but now they're just trying way too much stuff to make it a good distro.
    
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Great, just when you thought Ubuntu couldn't get anymore bloated, here come the Qt libraries!!!
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