Another item discussed on the first day of the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit is about the roadmap for the Ubuntu SDK.
Perhaps most interesting from the hour-long session for the broad community was what they're looking at for their main tool to the Ubuntu SDK: Qt Creator. Ubuntu developers are looking at the open-source cross-platform Qt Creator, which is also part of the Qt SDK, as the integrated development environment for the Ubuntu SDK.
The Ubuntu developers say that "Qt Creator [is] the number one tool in hand" for this in-development SDK. Ubuntu developers say they will be extending Qt Creator via plug-ins to make it apt for the range of Ubuntu devices. Among the talked about plug-ins is support for seeing Launchpad bugs, other Launchpad integration, and document integration.
At the moment the developers are just talking about extending Qt Creator with plug-ins but not forking the project nor Canonical creating their own programming IDE, but we'll see if things change.