Talk:Uniform look for Qt and GTK applications

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Re-adding Qt+GTK2 only styles?

I believe the sections on the Oxygen and QtCurve styles were removed prematurely. Yes, they don't support GTK3, but many (most?) GTK applications outside of the Gnome project are still using GTK2. This includes the current versions of Gimp and Inkscape as shipped by Arch Linux. So for many users, those styles *do* still provide a uniform look for all their Qt and GTK applications. That isn't true for Gnome users, of course, but it is for many KDE users who will only install a handful of GTK apps. Therefore, I think including the information on the page with a note about its limitations, is better than removing it altogether. --Smls (talk) 07:54, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

GTK2 is the past. More and more applications will switch to GTK3. I think when we speak about uniform look, we should mention solutions only which support at least the latest releases of the two most popular toolkits: GTK3 and Qt5. --City-busz (talk) 17:48, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
Well, as I explained, GTK2 is also still the present outside of the Gnome project. I'm not saying it should be, and it won't always be, but factually, right now, it is. (And was even more so in 2015 when the information in question was removed from the article).
I think that if a solution unifies the look of all the Qt and GTK+ applications that a non-neglible set of users with an up-to-date (!) Arch Linux will have installed, then an article called "Uniform look for Qt and GTK applications" should mention it.
The wiki is most useful when it pragmatically helps users with the their Arch Linux systems as they actually exist, rather than redact information based on overzealous purism/idealism and expectations of what "more and more applications will" do in the future. --Smls (talk) 16:11, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

For removal or needs rewrite


special:diff/380580Ubone (talk) 09:43, 19 August 2018 (UTC)


qt5-styleplugins has been removed, (or moved? I don't actually know) and the article needs to be updated accordingly. Qwertea (talk) 12:41, 26 March 2019 (UTC)