> Ok, I am not up-to-date on the specifics of Qt, it seems. It sounds better than I
thought. That said, it still isn't a good fit for GNOME, since it doesn't natively support the
GObject system in its syntax, which is the whole purpose of Vala. Also, it's licensing is very
different from the GNOME approach.
I always thought Gnome was started because Qt/Kde were not considered free enough. given the
fact that Qt is GPL and you're can use basically any other FOSS license in conjunction with Qt
as long as you keep providing the source, I don't get the point about licensing differences. I
think a free desktop should be all about free software and shouldn't worry too much about how
much proprietary developers have to pay for a development license.
Maybe my original comment was also a bit ambiguous: I didn't argue in favour of Gnome dropping
GTK or anything, I just wanted to point out that for Gnome there is not much difference from
bundling C#/Mono apps from bundling Qt/C++ apps when it comes to technical considerations
(basically both live within their own separate ecosystem).In my opinion gnome should come with
a few Qt apps (also KDE should come with a few gtk apps, but that's a different story) if
these applications blend sufficiently well into the 'alien' desktop environment...