Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th May 2011 21:14 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Qt Since Nokia announced its switch to Windows Phone 7, people have been worried about the future of Qt. Well, it turns out Nokia is still going full steam ahead with Qt, since it has just announced the plans for Qt 5. Some major changes are afoot code and functionality-wise, but the biggest change is that Qt 5 will be developed out in the open from day one (unlike Qt 4). There will be no distinction between a Nokia developer or third party developer.
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RE[5]: Comment by ephracis
by lemur2 on Tue 10th May 2011 03:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ephracis"
lemur2
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Of course you need Mono. Mono is the .NET Runtime required by C#.


I looked into this ... it appears that you are correct.

This requirement would make the whole thing a bust. ALthough C# is an ECMA standard and it is covered by Microsot's Community Promise, Mono inseperably includes a lot more than just the C# runtime, including components that are claimed by Microsoft as proprietary to Microsoft, and covered by Microsoft-held patents.

This would appear to make the whole thing a bust.

Better to program in any language but C#.

Qt: Good platform. Best C++ platform possibly (despite the fact that it heavily dresses up C++ into something useable using their Meta Object Compiler) for application development.


Perhaps for those who do not like C++, D is the go.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_%28programming_language%29

Edited 2011-05-10 03:52 UTC

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