Which Distro?

"Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" mail at 3v1n0.net
Thu Jul 17 11:24:42 CEST 2008

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 10:28:52 -0700 "Vijay Vaidyanathan" <vvaidy at gmail.com>
> babbled:
>> Assuming that your aspirations for the phone are to create something
>> that is more than just a tinkertoy for a few systems nerds like me,
>> and that you are hoping to eventually (but in the near future) attract
>> widespread interest from end users fed up with current options, surely
>> you will have to support just a single supported UI and development
>> platform? Even developers of apps will want to code to one UI, one
>> toolkit etc to ensure their apps continue to work with new factory
>> released phones.
> i repeat... why ONE? why does everyone think we HAVE to support just ONE? why?
> does your desktop linux distro ONLY run gtk apps? you can't use kde or qt apps?
> or SDL based games? or java apps? the desktop distro must also just choose ONE
> widget set and then all apps must use it? NO! this is wrong. please stop
> thinking this way. it's a limiting way of thinking. we have available to
> developers their FAVORITE languages and FAVORITE toolkits - they dont NEED to
> go learn anything! that is the whole point! use what you already know!

I agree, but I also think that the toolkit should support each others, 
not only from the look point of view, but also in some things like file 
selectors, desktop integration... Just Qt, actually, tries to do it.

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