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KDE Developers Discuss Merging Libraries With Qt

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Well, here's some interesting weekend news: there's a polarized discussion taking place right now among core KDE developers about merging the KDE libraries into upstream Qt.

Cornelius Schumacher, a long-time German KDE developer and currently the KDE e.V. president, has come out yesterday saying, "Let's merge Qt and the KDE development platform. Let's put all KDE libraries, support libraries, platform modules into Qt, remove the redundancies in Qt, and polish it into one nice consistent set of APIs, providing both, the wonderful KDE integration, consistency and convenience, as well as the simplicity and portability of the Qt platform."

Cornelius had written a mailing list message summarizing this proposal of merging the KDE libraries with Nokia's Qt libraries.

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What a crazy idea

This would drive away a lot of developers from Qt as a powerful cross-platform development framework. There are already too few good Qt apps in Linux, and too many Gtk apps which don't integrate well into non-GNOME desktops.

As a diehard KDE fan I can only say that this will hurt both Qt and KDE badly. Merging KDE into Qt will reduce the audience to KDE focused developers, making the whole platform a purely desktop specific toolkit.

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