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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"Gnome" stack in harmattan
by vivainio on Mon 6th Jul 2009 18:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Mark Williamson"
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2008-12-26 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

They have very little reason to throw away the "Gnome" stack, because it's pretty much the standard Linux stack these days. Having it around allows them to leverage the work of others, and contribute back to Linux.

Also, a lot of that stack is just a bunch of daemons. It's not like you have to be married to Gnome to benefit from it. They "just work" in the background.

Ironically, even if dbus is often (misguidedly) pushed as "Gnome" technology, it's Qt that has the world-class dbus bindings (QtDbus). This is good, considering that dbus is at the heart of what is happening in Linux userspace these days.

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