Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Apr 2010 08:36 UTC, submitted by vivainio
Qt Piggybacking on the N8 launch, Nokia provided the first public release of the Nokia Qt SDK (beta). In essence, this product is the Qt Creator 2.0 (with the usual support for desktop development), enhanced with features necessary for Symbian and Maemo/MeeGo development: easy hardware debugging, as well as a simulator that mocks screen size and various hardware events like location changes.
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Just kidding..
by fithisux on Wed 28th Apr 2010 10:37 UTC
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I hope to see a win32 -> Qt automatic porting software (I would like to have the yummy Infrarecorder/7zip/Sumatra/Miranda/Notepad++/Virtualdub cross-platform modulo DirectX stuff).

Edited 2010-04-28 10:38 UTC

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RE: Just kidding..
by Morty on Wed 28th Apr 2010 11:46 UTC in reply to "Just kidding.."
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I hope to see a win32 -> Qt automatic porting software.


It's not automatic, as that probably will be too complex, but the Qt/MFC Migration Framework can help solve the porting task. The Qt/MFC Migration Framework tool assists in the migration of existing Win32 or MFC applications to the Qt toolkit. http://qt.nokia.com/products/appdev/add-on-products/catalog/4/Windo...

Edited 2010-04-28 11:46 UTC

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Comment by vivainio
by vivainio on Wed 28th Apr 2010 12:34 UTC
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qt creator
by micken on Wed 28th Apr 2010 13:38 UTC
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2006-08-15

Happy to see this ;)

I am running Qt Creator on qws , embedded framebuffer on my Efika MX , works really good. Very nice to use Qt without X11.

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qtdesigner
by Calipso on Wed 28th Apr 2010 13:43 UTC
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is qtdesigner going to receive the same Meego love?

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RE: qtdesigner
by vivainio on Wed 28th Apr 2010 14:38 UTC in reply to "qtdesigner"
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2008-12-26

is qtdesigner going to receive the same Meego love?


What do you mean?

Qt Designer (which is also a part of Qt Creator, and hence Nokia Qt SDK) is routinely used to write Qt apps for Maemo at the moment. UI won't look the same (different styling - text sizes etc.), but you can still use the designer as you would with a desktop application. For a QWidget application, basic concepts are exactly the same.

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Just installed Qt yesterday
by FunkyELF on Wed 28th Apr 2010 17:38 UTC
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I just installed qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.6.2 yesterday. Is this different from Qt SDK? Does Qt SDK obsolete it?

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RE: Just installed Qt yesterday
by vivainio on Wed 28th Apr 2010 17:57 UTC in reply to "Just installed Qt yesterday"
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2008-12-26

I just installed qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.6.2 yesterday. Is this different from Qt SDK? Does Qt SDK obsolete it?


It's "Nokia Qt SDK", which is an extended "Qt SDK", with features needed by Nokia phone platforms (Maemo and Symbian) bundled in.

If you are not interested in phone application development at the moment, you are good with plain Qt SDK you already installed.

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Nice!
by moondevil on Wed 28th Apr 2010 17:44 UTC
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I am been a big critic how Nokia and Symbian have dealt with some of the quirks of the Symbian OS, like the famous Symbian C++, two step constructions, and so forth.

But with Open C/C++ and QT then are slowly making Symbian a nice platform to work on as well.

So kudos to them, and I hope that in the future the Symbian C++ headaches will be a thing of the past.

At least here in Europe it is quite important, since Symbian is the most used smartphone OS.

Unfortunately you will need to have at least a mobile with S60 Series 3 FP1 to be able to enjoy QT applications.

Which might not be a big issue, because most people change mobile every two years when their contract gets renewed.

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RE: Nice!
by vivainio on Wed 28th Apr 2010 18:04 UTC in reply to "Nice!"
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So kudos to them, and I hope that in the future the Symbian C++ headaches will be a thing of the past.


That's the idea. Symbian^3 (the upcoming N8) still has Avkon but new development should be done with Qt - while Symbian^4 is Qt all the way.

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No Mac version yet?
by n.l.o on Wed 28th Apr 2010 18:04 UTC
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I'm disappointed. ;)

Anyone know when it's likely to get a release?

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Still waiting for PySide support
by FunkyELF on Wed 28th Apr 2010 18:12 UTC
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Even if they mark it experimental or alpha, lets see some PySide support in creator.

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Qt, the best Library ?
by boulabiar on Thu 29th Apr 2010 06:34 UTC
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2009-04-18

After all these components, it seems that Qt becomes the best library.

After being LGPL, and adding so many features, I can't find a better tool to build applications.

But it still lacks some CPU/GPU acceleration like WTF, ah sorry WPF from MS.

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RE: Qt, the best Library ?
by vivainio on Thu 29th Apr 2010 07:48 UTC in reply to "Qt, the best Library ?"
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2008-12-26

After all these components, it seems that Qt becomes the best library.


What's more, there is insanely cool stuff for Qt ecosystem in the pipeline, when Qt 4.7 (with QML support) is getting deployed. What makes it different from iPhone/Android eyecandy is the fact that we'll be seeing the same stuff on desktop apps as well, on your plain vanilla Linux/Windows/Mac computers. You might argue that eyecandy is less important for desktop apps than it is for mobile, but some bling may serve to attract younger people to Linux...

But it still lacks some CPU/GPU acceleration like WTF, ah sorry WPF from MS.


QGraphicsView stuff is GPU accelerated if you put in QGlWidget (giving you clutter-like programming environment). Or do you mean something else?

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2009-08-26

except for the whole part about ending the dominance of C++.

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