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Why is most Linux software still GNOME/Gtk dominant?

tejas14

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I keep hearing that developing for GNOME shell is a pain in the ass and that Gtk isn't all that well documented, yet I see most of the mainstream software in the Linux community using it as a toolkit base. Why isn't Qt based apps more common or any other toolkit?
 

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I keep hearing that developing for GNOME shell is a pain in the ass and that Gtk isn't all that well documented, yet I see most of the mainstream software in the Linux community using it as a toolkit base. Why isn't Qt based apps more common or any other toolkit?
Hello

most likely the reason is very unclear license for Qt. Theoretically everybody who is using application based on Qt should pay license fee (of course it is in brief).

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I keep hearing that developing for GNOME shell is a pain in the ass and that Gtk isn't all that well documented, yet I see most of the mainstream writemyessay.onl software in the Linux community using it as a toolkit base. Why isn't Qt based apps more common or any other toolkit?
I am very glad that GNOME Shell 3.36 will check for updates for extensions at startup, install and apply them if necessary.
 

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