Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 28th Feb 2011 11:23 UTC, submitted by Joao Luis
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Now that the dust has settled after Stephen Elop's big announcement on the 11th February 2011, many have come to realise that actually Nokia's move towards a a new Ecosystem is not as bad as what they thought. [...] But what does all this mean for the Nokia Developers? When the proposed partnership with Microsoft was announced, many felt betrayed and worried about their future, but after having heard and assisted a number of workshops at the Nokia Developer Day at this years Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, earlier this month, their outlook towards the new ecosystem has taken a 180 degree turn and are now looking at the proposed partnership with a lot more enthusiasm, recognising the potential it will bring them in the coming months."
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I'd say one of the primary reasons Nokia bought Qt in the first place is because GTK sucks. They tried for years to mobilize it with Hildon and couldn't do it...

Can't dispute this point, as I'm not intimately familiar with Gtk's architecture, so I can't judge whether adding extensions for small screens would really be very difficult.

At this point Meego handset is far more capable than a zombfied corpse that is maemo and gtk (Hildon), those were fine 2 years ago, not so now..

I haven't used MeeGo recently, only watched videos of release 1.1 on testing platforms from about 3-4 months back and it still looked pretty crude. I have, however, a few experiences with Maemo and I'd hardly described it as a zombified corpse, though again, I'm not intimately familiar with the details of the platform, so I can't comment on whether there are significant architectural hurdles to overcome. Can you please point me to some concrete objections to Maemo's architecture?

Note that you're also saying that debian could transform into fedora quite easily; As much as I like debian there is no way this is going happen smoothly. The point is moot as it has already happened.

I said no such thing. What I did say was that the framework stacks should be sufficiently similar. To illustrate my point: Gtk, Qt and a whole bunch of other frameworks (libraries) run just fine on both Fedora and Debian (and nearly any other distro, for that matter). Obviously not everything could be ported, e.g. software that messes around with distro-specific bits of the OS. However, well written software should not be that difficult to run nearly unmodified in either environment.

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