[Development] Support for your evaluation of Qt

Ch'Gans chgans at gna.org
Thu Jul 10 12:20:26 CEST 2014

On 09/07/14 19:53, Andrea Barna wrote:
> Hi,
> I am Andrea from Digia Qt, I have recently taken over the Qt
> businessin your region.

Hi Andrea,

All the best for your new position!

> I noticed that you downloaded the trial version of Qt last year and
> Iwas wondering whether the evaluation went well.
> It would be helpful to understand why you were evaluating Qt, and
> learn more about what type of application you are developing.

I downloaded your evaluation version of Qt to see how different it is 
from the open source one. I am especially interested in embedded and 
industrial application and as such I was curious about your "Boot to Qt" 
I was not really surprised to discover that your proprietary "Boot to 
Qt" technology is based on the open-source Yocto project [1], and I 
think that instead of keeping this technology closed, you should be the 
official maintainer of the Qt5 Yocto layer (lot of work is needed there, 
and you have handles in-house), I think you should contact the Linux 
Foundation [2], they will be glad to see you being a major actor in the 
open-source embedded Linux world.

 > Furthermore is there anything that Digia–Qt can help you with?

Definitely yes: please open up your open source based 
commercial/proprietary boot to Qt technology.
I am not asking that because I am an open-source fanatic, I am asking 
that because this is the only reliable and efficient way to get Qt 
massively adopted on the embedded/industrial Linux market, I think that 
Digia should be a (publicly visible) key actor in this sector.

Maybe one day you will be able to replace your "Code once, run 
everywhere" with "Code once, run everywhere, without pain!".
Getting Qt5 + Yocto + OpenGL-ES running across different ARM SoCs is a 
real pain.

Best regards,

PS: No disrespect to you, Digia, Nokia, TrollTech and all the Qt trolls, 
hat off and thumb up to all you guys! I am just tired to see a beautiful 
open-source SW community being permanently fooled by professional 
closed-source HW company. Please don't be part of this masquerade!

PS2: I've CC'ed the Qt developer mailing list (public archived available 
[3]), hoping this could be useful to someone, somehow, someday.

[1] https://www.yoctoproject.org/
[2] http://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/contact
[3] http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/

> I look forward to hearing about your project. >
> Best Regards,
> Andrea
> Andrea Barna | Junior Sales Executive
> Digia Norway AS, Sandakerveien 116, PoBOX 23 Nydalen, 0410 Oslo, Norway
> Email: Andrea.Barna at digia.com | Phone : +47 210 80 420 | Fax : +47 21080439
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