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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Dumping X11
by IkeKrull on Mon 6th Jul 2009 20:46 UTC
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I think the primary motivation is to dump the requirement for an X Server on these devices.

GTK+ just isn't supported well on anything but X11, while Qt will render into a raw framebuffer quite happily. This means faster startup, lower memory footprint, a way more cohesive 'application management' environment and no need for separate-process window managers etc.

Providing proprietary accelerated rendering support for specific QT Widgets is also going to be much easier when there is no X Server between Qt and the hardware, which may be something Nokia wants to implement.

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