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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RE: Comment by Mark Williamson
by TemporalBeing on Mon 6th Jul 2009 18:10 UTC in reply to "Comment by Mark Williamson"
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True...my guess though is that they will eventually push away from GNOME and are using this as a stepping stone. The whole:

1) Add new stack with compatibility for the old
2) Start deprecating the old stack
3) Remove the old stack and be completely on the new

Qt is great; and has a lot of advantages - signals/slots is one that is far superior to Message Maps (Gtk, MFC). It also plugs in easily with other toolkits (Gtk, Win32, Cocoa) and can use other signal/slot implementations (e.g. Boost) either out-right or in parallel, and can switch out its message loop too if desired.

Any how...that's my guess.

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