QT Toolkit Will Be Included By Default With The Ubuntu 11.10 +

To be honest I'm not much of a Linux expert (what does that mean! maaan I an expert or not! eeeh ;-) ). But I've been there long enough to realize the secret battle between one of the major GUI building API tools called Gtk+ (which Gnome team likes) and the QT tool kit (which KDE desktop developers vote for).

And everybody is well aware that few years ago (maybe 2 or 3 can't remember correctly) the Ubuntu developer company called the Canonical Ltd decided to use the Gtk+ for all their OS improvements (including kernel level, etc). So it was obvious that the founder of the Ubuntu Linux distro Mark Shuttleworth and the crew preferred the Gnome type philosophy which tries to drift towards simplicity thus making it easier even for the newbie to get used to the software, etc which is a good thing but in my opinion Gnome desktop is over simplified.

"Come on then let's have it! ... oh come on guys :("

Anyway, today Mark Shuttleworth on his blog announced that with the Ubuntu 11.1 +  releases will include the QT support by default. Now it's interesting why they've made the decision. But according to some experts (errrrr hate those huge ego bugg......s) this is because of the recent trend in the industry for mobile devices aimed OS developments (mobile applications in general).

Now Gtk+ is really good but they say QT has better support for those mobile device apps. But this does not mean that they are going to throw away the Gnome desktop by any means (hell no they say .. well in better words ;-) ). Ubuntu will still be a Gnome based OS but will have better QT based application supports which is a good thing, don't you think?.

Some KDE developers have already starting to give their own views about the issue (such as Aaron Seigo on his blog) which shows that there could be some cross platform issues, etc but for the better good let's hope we'll be finally able to see some peace talks between both Gnome and KDE worlds (can't let MS win! can we now??).

Yep... that's all I have to say about that. 

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