Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 20:00 UTC
Qt A Jolla (Sailfish) developer and a Canonical (Ubuntu Phone) developer walk into a KDE/Plasma IRC channel, and fire up a conversation about the QML component API. Not long after, the first fruits of this conversation become apparent. Aaron Seigo (who uses punctuation these days!): "Well, one thing led to another and Zoltan posted an email to the Qt Components mailing list summing up the conversation and proposing we bring our APIs into better alignment. We hope to address issues of API drift between the various component sets out there. This is a pain point others have identified, such as in this recent blog post by Johan Thelin. There is much work to be done before we can even think of calling this a success, but it's the right sort of start." Great news.
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Terrific news
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 21:11 UTC
Nelson
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2005-11-29

This is exactly how things should be. Great job on everyone's part for getting together and at least working towards relieving pain points.

To me this is one of the undeniable upsides to collaborative software and transparent development.

Keep on iterating on QML, it's a gold mine for Linux if they can keep improving it at this speed.

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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th Jan 2013 21:48 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

That's the way to collaborate, instead of barking at competitors with patent threats like Apple and MS do to others.

Edited 2013-01-10 21:48 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Microsoft, Apple, and patents are the new Godwin's Law on OSNews.

This thread has absolutely nothing to do with either of them. Why the inflammatory rhetoric?

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by ronaldst on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

He forgot Elop, the Microsoftian out to destroy Nokia.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Just a demonstration of difference in approaches. Proprietary mobile scene is filled with paranoia and fear of competition, which results in you know what. Open source mobile scene shows interest in innovation and collaborative effort.

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Fri 11th Jan 2013 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Just a demonstration of difference in approaches. Proprietary mobile scene is filled with paranoia and fear of competition, which results in you know what. Open source mobile scene shows interest in innovation and collaborative effort.


No it was just another chance for you to get on the soapbox.

Why don't you mention the nazis next as suggested?

Edited 2013-01-11 13:27 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 11th Jan 2013 16:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

You just avoid the fact that you implicitly support unethical business practices when advocating for Microsoft.

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Fri 11th Jan 2013 22:58 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

You just avoid the fact that you implicitly support unethical business practices when advocating for Microsoft.


No I choose the best tool for the job. I realize business is business and happens to work best at the time.

You don't even know what true lock-in is (I do), and what is really unethical ... Microsoft is no-where even near it.

I doubt you work in the IT industry or outside academia, contrary to whatever you may claim.

Edited 2013-01-11 22:59 UTC

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Great development
by thesunnyk on Fri 11th Jan 2013 02:24 UTC
thesunnyk
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2010-05-21

After the Gnome / Unity hostilities it's great to see that two groups -- who are software vendors in this case -- come together and work on common APIs. I applaud this behaviour.

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RE: Great development
by ricegf on Fri 11th Jan 2013 03:03 UTC in reply to "Great development"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I counted Three, but second the sentiment.

Edited 2013-01-11 03:03 UTC

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Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Fri 11th Jan 2013 05:53 UTC
Wafflez
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2011-06-26

I'm a tad cynical, Linux is well known for bazilion ever changing implementations...

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RE: Comment by Wafflez
by renox on Fri 11th Jan 2013 08:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm a tad cynical, Linux is well known for bazilion ever changing implementations...
Yep, this is a nice exception to the usual "I'll do it MY way".

This plus the Compiz maintainer suggesting that it is better to add Compiz features to Weston instead of porting Compiz to Wayland, nice!

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