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Flutter is the default choice for future Ubuntu apps.@kenvandine, Engineering Manager, is here to tell you about some of Canonical's contributions to Flutter at #FlutterEngage.Watch 👉 https://t.co/kc1tFBlMJh pic.twitter.com/6IXlJ8qObL— Ubuntu (@ubuntu) March 3, 2021

I don’t really understand Canonical’s decisions. Early on Ubuntu really did make things simpler, but now days most distros have caught up in terms of usability, and now it just seems like Canonical tries to do things differently for no benefit. (See trying Unity, but switching back to Gnome, or trying Mir, but switching back to Wayland.)

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If anyone’s curious, yes, Google sponsors Ubuntu. Not saying that has anything to do with it, but…

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I guess “sponsors” is a little inaccurate, but Ubuntu with some modifications is the standard OS at Google and last I heard, they do pay Ubuntu for their use of the operating system.

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Google developers use Linux, probably something derived from Ubuntu.

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When they say “Ubuntu Apps”, I guess they mean their handful of custom written programs, like Ubuntu Apport or the Snap Store (and then only future programs similar to these), so I guess, this decision doesn’t actually have much of an impact.
At this rate, we’ll see maybe one or two applications written in Flutter until they change their mind again.

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Flutter is pretty neat, except for the Google part. I really like it.

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Yes. They use Gnome but want Flutter apps instead of native Gnome tools. Why? I don’t like Flutter, also for Android…

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How is it proprietary-dependent?

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Yes, it’s multi platform. You can make websites, Android/iOS apps, Linux, windows and Mac binaries.

The gimmic is: on desktop, it runs on a very barebones, chopped down chromium based runtime, instead of using native libraries. So, it’s resource consumption is a lot less than Electron, but higher than native apps.

Lemmur is Flutter based.

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flutter cslld underlying system ui widgets if available. so it van be used with GTK or QT for that matter

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Yeah, it’s gotta be a replacement. You can’t typically mix-and-match UI toolkits.

Since flutter is just a canvas drawer you can mix-and-match flutter with other UI toolkits (assuming someone created such a bridge)

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