is there any official statement about how the transition of Ubuntu to use Qt/QML affect the use of GTK at the desktop? Currently, almost everything (of the Unity pre-installed standard applications) uses GTK. So there will be a lot of work to do, to achieve a consistent look and feel all over the desktop. I know there are plans for a Ubuntu SDK. But Quickly is getting reworked, too.
Imagine all the "core apps" that have to be re-written (i.e., their front-ends).
Having said that, let's look at the current desktop. 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04 ship with empathy as default messenger and it was getting worse and worse with every new release of Ubuntu (same with nautilus). If the Gnome Applications do not fit anymore in the look and feel of the system, Ubuntu should think about to bring their own application (front-ends) that fit into the desktop. For me personally the look and feel is very important. Even when I am programmer.
I am getting a bit angry when I watch at http://design.ubuntu.com/ and everything is just about Ubuntu phone. They should invest the same for the desktop.
How do you feel about that?