Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Jul 2009 15:43 UTC
Qt As some had already anticipated when Nokia acquired Trolltech, the next version of the Maemo platform will have its application framework based on Qt instead of Gtk+. This news was announced at the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit. While the switch to Qt may seem a major defeat for the GNOME community, this isn't exactly true, as many of the underlying technologies will still be GNOME-centric.
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Not Surprised
by segedunum on Mon 6th Jul 2009 16:07 UTC
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I'm not really surprised. Maemo, Gnome Mobile and Hildon just haven't made as much progress as they should have done over the years. Gnome/GTK 3 isn't on the horizon yet to provide essentials such as resolution independence and third-party application development isn't up to scratch either.

While the slide about Nokia continuing to be a Gnome contributor is nice and the 'politically correct' thing to do, I fail to see how they'll be able to continue using some of the components that they are (glib with C++?) and moving to Qt has been a protrected affair in itself. I don't give two straws about them using PulseAudio on such a platform.

Edited 2009-07-06 16:08 UTC

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