Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Sep 2010 21:32 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Qt After many months of designing, coding, reviewing, testing and documenting, Qt 4.7.0 is finally ready for the big time. Although it's a little more than nine months since Qt's last feature release (4.6.0 on December 1, 2009), the seeds of some of the new stuff in 4.7 were sown much earlier. Indeed, many of the ideas behind the biggest new feature in Qt 4.7.0, Qt Quick, were born more than two years ago, not long after Qt 4.4 was released
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And how often is Java used for GUI apps? Sure, it happens often enough (presumably Android apps done in Java are typically GUI apps), but a lot of the stuff that Java is used for has nothing to do with GUIs (especially since swing looks so ugly, though many Java GUI apps use SWT, which looks much better). Java is not the language of choice for GUI apps and never has been.

So, while a more powerful Qt might make doing certain stuff in C++ easier, it's not like it's going to do in Java. Even Oracle's stupidity won't kill it, since it's been open sourced. Now, Oracle's stupity may very well seriously reduce how much Java is used, but it won't kill it.

A better Qt may whittle away at Java's user base, but it isn't going to kill it.

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