[Interest] Qt Quick 1 deprecated but no native styles for Qt Quick 2?

Jean-Michaƫl Celerier jeanmichael.celerier at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 10:11:51 CET 2018

I've used this for desktop style (before they tied it to other KDE libs -
looking at you, ExtraCmakeModules) :

It works fine for me (though you have to mingle a bit with the font
settings to get the exact same text rendering than on QWidget in my

On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 10:06 AM Dimitar Dobrev via Interest <
interest at lists.qt-project.org> wrote:

> This e-mail is a better version of the comments I've left
> <https://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/12/06/qt-5-12-lts-released/>.
> The release notes for Qt 5.12 <https://wiki.qt.io/New_Features_in_Qt_5.12>
> worry me quite a little. They say that Qt Quick 1 is deprecated. There's a
> single but key reason this is extremely bad news. And this reason is the
> lack of native styles in Qt Quick 2. This alone renders Qt Quick 2 useless
> for building decent desktop applications. This in turn means our only
> option remains Qt Widgets - a piece of technology which is like a horse
> carriage. Good for its time but useless in the era of automobiles. The very
> notion of suggesting that for desktop development in 2018 we would be
> deprived of a simple declarative language for GUI, a flexible scripting
> language to match, GPU-based optimizations and all other wonderful features
> Qt Quick has to offer - is ridiculous at best. If it's true that Qt Quick 1
> is deprecated and Qt Quick 2 won't get native styles any time soon, this
> simply means Qt has severely regressed in its offerings to developers.
> In addition, I have tracked Qt Quick from its very beginning in 2010 and I
> clearly remember you, the Qt developers, advertised Qt Quick as the new
> generation of tools and technologies for building graphical user
> interfaces. You said Qt Widgets was not (yet) deprecated but fully finished
> and would receive few new features and basic optimizations. I hope you will
> spare me effort of quotations in support of that above because I think such
> actions would be rather ugly. You know what I'm talking about. I see this
> as an additional problem to the one described in my first paragraph. You
> have made a promise and repeated that promise for years. If Qt Quick 1 is
> no more and so are native styles, there's unfortunately one conclusion -
> that you have reneged on this promise.
> I am asking of the entire community of developers and management of Qt -
> please prove me wrong. Please assure me I'm overreacting. Please tell me Qt
> Quick 2 is going to get native styles so that we have the outstanding Qt
> Quick 2 for the desktop again.
> Best regards,
> Dimitar Dobrev
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