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    Phoronix: Ubuntu SDK To Look At Ports To Windows, OS X

    Ubuntu developers are looking at how to bring the Ubuntu SDK for application development to Windows and OS X operating systems...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ0Nzc

  • #2
    I usually don't troll but...

    Qt already works in all platforms. Why would anyone wrap the Qt SDK in a layer of cheat?!
    Are they trying to fork Qt? They've already patched it to run their crappy display server, how much crap have they added to Qt so it doesn't compile to windows and mac?

    Every single piece of cheat they create only runs on Ubuntu and they all run like cheat. Unity, Mir, Ubuntu One, Software Center, Compiz/unity, Launchpad...

    BTW, I've just discovered I can't install Ubuntu One in other distros. And that crap runs like cheat on Android and Windows.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by talvik View Post
      ...
      Welcome to the Microsoft of Linux.

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      • #4
        There a many "easy" ways to create non-portable apps with Qt. It's not all in the toolkit.

        A trivial example is to create files/folders where casing matters: two files, one named 'Config' and the other 'config'.

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        • #5
          I hope Ubuntu will eventually die. It's a cancer for Linux, a trojan horse.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by talvik View Post
            Qt already works in all platforms. Why would anyone wrap the Qt SDK in a layer of cheat?!
            http://www.thefreedictionary.com/cheat

            I think you are misusing that word.
            Are they trying to fork Qt?
            No.
            They've already patched it to run their crappy display server, how much crap have they added to Qt so it doesn't compile to windows and mac?
            You obviously do not know what you are talking about.
            Every single piece of cheat they create only runs on Ubuntu and they all run like cheat. Unity, Mir, Ubuntu One, Software Center, Compiz/unity, Launchpad...
            Let me excuse the misuse of "cheat" for a bit. You are a liar.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jayrulez View Post
              Let me excuse the misuse of "cheat" for a bit. You are a liar.
              Thanks. Yes, I meant a layer of shit, crap, poo, fecal matter, stool or feces.

              I'm not lying. Here is Qt SDK avaiable for Linux, Mac, Win http://qt-project.org/downloads.
              And when they bundled Qt SDK with their shit, it's Ubuntu only. Here is a slogan:
              "Qt with Shit™, only on Ubuntu."

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              • #8
                I don't understand. They talk about porting, but then the idea is just do what anyone would do when their platform they want to code for is not supported by the SDKs that run on their preferred system: run the system on a VM. What's the point on 'porting' if you end up doing that? Or is 'VM' used as in JIT compilers and such?

                On another subject, this
                potentially just not for ruinning apps but also for the development environment.
                Made me smile.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by talvik View Post
                  Thanks. Yes, I meant a layer of shit, crap, poo, fecal matter, stool or feces.

                  I'm not lying. Here is Qt SDK avaiable for Linux, Mac, Win http://qt-project.org/downloads.
                  And when they bundled Qt SDK with their shit, it's Ubuntu only. Here is a slogan:
                  "Qt with Shit™, only on Ubuntu."
                  They simply made the Ubuntu plugins for Linux. Now that they are confident that it works, they can port it to Mac and Windows.

                  That is the very same method that Sailfish took. Their SDK was initially only available for Linux, then they made it available to Windows and Mac. Why weren't you raving and ranting about Sailfish then?

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                  • #10
                    Is there anything that can kill more brain cells than reading Phoronix forum comments for Ubuntu news? I can't think of anything right now.

                    You know who's really shitty? 1337 hax0rs.
                    You know what could die? Your hatred.
                    You know what's Linux's cancer? Distro wars.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jayrulez View Post
                      They simply made the Ubuntu plugins for Linux. Now that they are confident that it works, they can port it to Mac and Windows.

                      That is the very same method that Sailfish took. Their SDK was initially only available for Linux, then they made it available to Windows and Mac. Why weren't you raving and ranting about Sailfish then?
                      No doubt we'll hear him rant on about how evil copyright assignment is and how Ubuntu and its users and developers will be going to hell for using them, even though several popular FOSS projects do exactly the same thing.

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                      • #12
                        Personally, I appreciate the efforts from the established open source communities to get applications running on Windows. Although I very rarely use Windows, it's nice to have many of the same high quality programs available when I do. When stuck on Windows, I've used VLC, Evince, Gimp, and X-Chat. I've used AbiWord in the past as well, and I'd hands down pick Pidgin for instant messaging. More recently, the KDE on Windows efforts look interesting. If I had to do it again, I'd get Okular running (I don't know how I ever lived without it), and seriously consider trying Amarok. All of these are open source, so I trust them, unlike a lot of Windows freeware.

                        I don't know of any applications that use the Ubuntu SDK, so it's hard for me to get excited about it. Frankly, I don't think I even use any such applications on Linux at present...
                        Free Software Developer .:. Mesa and Xorg
                        Opinions expressed in these forum posts are my own.

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                        • #13
                          Who's shitty?

                          Originally posted by nll_a View Post
                          Is there anything that can kill more brain cells than reading Phoronix forum comments for Ubuntu news? I can't think of anything right now.

                          You know who's really shitty? 1337 hax0rs.
                          You know what could die? Your hatred.
                          You know what's Linux's cancer? Distro wars.
                          If 1337 hax0rs were really shitty, I'd be proud to be shitty!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by talvik View Post
                            Thanks. Yes, I meant a layer of shit, crap, poo, fecal matter, stool or feces.

                            I'm not lying. Here is Qt SDK avaiable for Linux, Mac, Win http://qt-project.org/downloads.
                            And when they bundled Qt SDK with their shit, it's Ubuntu only. Here is a slogan:
                            "Qt with Shit™, only on Ubuntu."
                            excuse me but you sir are a moron...
                            you have NO idea of wjat your are talking about.
                            go back to your distro and leave ubuntu alone fanboy, better yet leave the internet and die alone...

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                            • #15
                              You're the moron

                              Originally posted by MrTheSoulz View Post
                              excuse me but you sir are a moron...
                              you have NO idea of wjat your are talking about.
                              go back to your distro and leave ubuntu alone fanboy, better yet leave the internet and die alone...
                              His words may be harsh, but he's right: When Canonical develops software, it usually doesn't work well on other distributions.
                              Unity for instance required months of porting work by an _independent_ community to run it on other distributions. Even today, Unity is still not well-functioning and has some serious issues.

                              Another example are Ubuntu-.deps: They used to work under Debian, too, but over the years, Ubuntu's .dep-packages became distribution-dependent.

                              I don't expect the Ubuntu SDK to be an exception from the rule, except, when a bunch of people volunteer to "port" it to other distributions.

                              Generally spoken, it is expected that a company only cares about its own distribution to minimise costs. But it isn't good for the GNU/Linux-community in general, because it has to iron out the proprietary programming-paradigms to use the company's software.
                              Last edited by frign; 08-29-2013, 06:37 AM.

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