[Interest] Is Nokia officially done with Qt?
harri at mpaja.com
Fri Jun 15 00:01:58 CEST 2012
IMHO Qt on Android still has promise. For Android there is nice hardware
that runs Qt well, while on Nokia only N9 and the latest Symbian phones
with 512Mb of memory and VideoCore IV GPU give a good user experience
for a range of apps. Android version would need more developers though.
Also it would be good if some Android manufacturer would bake Qt in
phones at the factory. Or barring that, a couple of "must have" apps
done in Qt so that runtime would likely already be downloaded.
I guess RIM is now only remaining officially Qt supporting mobile
platform with new hardware in pipeline?
Windows 8 is a question mark,
http://qt-project.org/wiki/Qt-5-on-Windows-8-and-Metro-UI doesn't give
any conclusive info about tablet and phone support yet.
I wasn't exactly betting the house on Meltemi, but the hope for it did
keep me motivated developing some N9 & Symbian Qt apps. No more...
So for mobile, Qt future is somewhat bleak at the moment, at least in my
On 06/14/2012 11:09 PM, Jason H wrote:
> I understand why he said it.
> Frankly, even the Qt way was going to fail unless someone brought
> Samsung on board (and they were shopping for something other than
> Android...) But $10b from MS got in the way. Now it looks like MS
> might buy Nokia or RIM which are both bad ideas because WP7 will die,
> Win8 will fail and we'll all be on Android or iOS.
> So ends the Qt mobile experiment. Or does it? Anyone seen GNOME's
> Broadway (HTML Canvas renderer)? I plan to try to implement
> "Vaudeville" - the Qt version - once 5.0 is out. Barring that, Qt goes
> back to being for non-mobile apps and embedded systems.
> *From:* Rui Maciel <rui.maciel at gmail.com>
> *To:* interest at qt-project.org
> *Sent:* Thursday, June 14, 2012 3:52 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Interest] Is Nokia officially done with Qt?
> On 06/14/2012 05:22 PM, Paul Miller wrote:
> > There was no mention at all about the fate of Qt. No reason to spread
> > any FUD.
> «Next billion strategy is based on Java. Period!» - Eero Penttinen
> Eero Penttinen, as in Nokia's domain lead for Qt and MeeGo.
> By "next billion" I suspect he was referring to this:
> Qt’s future for Nokia: Bringing apps to the next billion.
> So, it may be Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, but when it is self-inflicted
> we must pay some serious attention to it.
> > No matter - all my Qt applications continue to work, I can still get
> > Commercial support through Digia, and Open Governance will keep it
> Let's hope that Qt stays healthy. Although it isn't exactly perfect,
> it's the closest there is to it. It would be painful to be forced to
> replace it with some other toolkit.
> Rui Maciel
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