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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nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26


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.

It will in the consumer software sphere which is what I was referring to. Java is still used once in a while for cross-platform consumer applications but Qt will eliminate Java as even a consideration.


Even Oracle's stupidity won't kill it, since it's been open sourced.


Just because something is open sourced does not mean that it will progress. OpenOffice was also open sourced and yet over 90% of the commits were from Sun. Giant codebases like Java and OO require a team of paid developers. Open source does not guarantee success, just look at the HURD.

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