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Ubuntu SDK Looks Towards Qt Creator

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Published on 06 March 2013 12:07 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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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.


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