Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Feb 2009 15:47 UTC, submitted by Jarle Anfinsen
Qt According to a recent announcement, Nokia/Qt Software has decided to discontinue the development of Qt Jambi after the March 2009 release of version 4.5. Jambi is a Java version of the popular Qt toolkit. The library will be made available under the LGPL license, and Qt Software will host and facilitate a community driven continuation of Jambi.
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RE[2]: Not unexpected
by vivainio on Sat 21st Feb 2009 16:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Not unexpected"
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They've done such a good job getting C++ easier and more productive that it reduces the appeal of higher level languages. I'm currently using PyQt quite a bit, and although it makes some stuff easier, my programs aren't really getting significantly easier or faster to develop. Some things are better in python, but you don't gain a huge amount.

Yeah, the UI layer code is pretty much the same in PyQt and C++ Qt. Where python really helps you is doing the (nontrivial) backend stuff.

We are living in interesting times... it may be that LGPL:ing Qt just saved C++ on desktop. Certainly the "managed" low level languages (Java & C#) lost much of their appeal, with 1) clunkiness and 2) platform lock-in working against them.

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