[Interest] Another query on GTK platform theme/style

Dan Allen dan at jerber.co.uk
Tue Apr 18 17:36:34 CEST 2017

Hi Thiago,

As a worse case, I'd be happy to use the gtk2 style. However, as I 
stated in my original post, this doesn't appear to be compatible with 
the gtk3 platform theme. This means I'd have to use the gtk2 platform 
theme and that doesn't give a native look and feel in the latest 
versions of Ubuntu Unity or Gnome (as dialogs etc look different).

I am a bit disappointed that Qt no longer has "built in" support to 
provide a native look and feel for one of my target platforms as it's 
one of the reasons I originally chose it. I can understand that it's a 
lot of work to try and cover all Linux distributions, but I think the 
most popular should be covered.

Where you stated this:

I did not mean temporary. It's permanent as long as the developers of this
platform theme plugin do not decide to submit their code to Qt. It's their
project, they can do whatever they want with it. Now, I don't know if anyone
has ever asked them. I, for one, didn't know it existed until a few hours ago.

Could you advise who you're referring to? Possibly a link to the project 

I'll also check out what you stated about Fedora. I don't know much 
about Fedora at present but I'll see what I can find out.

Thanks for helping. Although it wasn't what I was hoping to hear, at 
least I know the situation now.

On 18/04/17 05:46, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> On segunda-feira, 17 de abril de 2017 11:01:48 PDT Dan Allen wrote:
>> Hi Thiago,
>> Thanks for the information.
>> Could you please confirm I've understood it correctly:
>> 1. There's currently no way to achieve a native look and feel using
>> Qt5.8 in Ubuntu Unity or Gnome (i.e. GTK3 platform theme and style) with
>> or without qtstyleplugins.
> You can use qtstyleplugins, which will give you a Gtk2 (not Gtk3) style. There
> has never been a Gtk3 style.
> Whether Canonical developed a Unity theme and/or style, I have no clue. I've
> been told that Fedora did develop a Gtk3 theme for Adwaita. That is not part
> of Qt, so you need to get it from wherever it resides.
>> 2. This is something that will be rectified in a future Qt release.
> Use the one from Fedora developers.

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