[Development] Support for your evaluation of Qt

Mitch Curtis mitch.curtis at digia.com
Thu Jul 10 13:19:16 CEST 2014

On 07/10/2014 12:20 PM, Ch'Gans wrote:
> 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"
> technology.
> 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,
> Chris
> 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'm curious how you think Digia can fund future development of things 
like Boot to Qt if they give it away for free?

>> 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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