[Development] Marking BB10 unsupported

Blasche Alexander alexander.blasche at theqtcompany.com
Tue Mar 24 09:04:22 CET 2015

The BB10 code in Qt is not just the platform plugin. Does this statement apply to all other BB10 code throughout other Qt modules? To mind comes sensors, qtlocation, bluetooth, nfc and maybe multimedia.

And just out of curiosity, how do I distinguish QNX from BB10.The line is often very blurry. 


From: development-bounces+alexander.blasche=theqtcompany.com at qt-project.org <development-bounces+alexander.blasche=theqtcompany.com at qt-project.org> on behalf of Rafael Roquetto <rafael.roquetto at kdab.com>
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2015 17:59
To: Qt Project Development Mailing-List
Subject: [Development] Marking BB10 unsupported


After discussing this with Bernd, who maintains the QNX platform together with
myself, we have decided to mark the BlackBerry 10 platform unsupported.

According to BlackBerry, they are still committed to Qt4 releases, but have no
plans for Qt5. With that in mind, and given the fact that we have limited
resources, maintaining the BB10 port becomes an unfeasible task, and we prefer
to focus on stock QNX, which remains unaffected by this announcement.

The plan is to keep the BB10 plugin around for now (just that we will no longer be
officially supporting it), but eventually we plan to remove it completely from
the Qt codebase in case no one looks after it. We will keep it around while it
still works, but there will be no committment on keeping it working.

Kind regards,
Rafael Roquetto | rafael.roquetto at kdab.com | Software Engineer
Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB, a KDAB Group company
Tel. Sweden (HQ) +46-563-540090, USA +1-866-777-KDAB(5322)
KDAB - Qt Experts

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