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

Jean-Michaël Celerier jeanmichael.celerier at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 10:57:44 CET 2018

(Reposting as per the wishes of OP, sorry for the *déjà-vu*)

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

Jean-Michaël Celerier

On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 10:21 AM Dimitar Dobrev via Interest <
interest at lists.qt-project.org> wrote:

> Please disregard my previous e-mail, actually, delete it if possible. I
> mean "Qt Quick Controls 1" rather than "Qt Quick 1".
> 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 Controls 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 Controls 2. This alone renders Qt
> Quick Controls 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 Controls 1 is deprecated and Qt Quick Controls 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
> Controls 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 Controls 2 is going to get native styles so that we have the
> outstanding Qt Quick Controls 2 for the desktop again.
> Best regards,
> Dimitar Dobrev
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