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I wondered if GTK UI library would be supported on Ubuntu phone and tablet ?

I know the SDK for mobile encourage QML/QT but will it be still possible to develop apps for phones, and especially tablets, with GTK.

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No, only Qt/QML and HTML5 will be supported, at least at first. Gtk might work, but it won't get support if it doesn't.

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Thanks for the answer. But when you dock the phone, it's possible to display desktop apps, so GTK is not supported on mobile screen-size, but the library is still here so that you can run desktop apps when a big screen is avaible. Is that right ? – Jecimi Jan 29 '13 at 16:32
Jecimi, that's the plan. But not yet implemented. – NilsB Feb 28 '13 at 19:38

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