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[2]: Meh
by vivainio on Tue 10th May 2011 07:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Meh"
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The hardware allows it, and people prefer the productivity gains to the difficulty to deal with low level APIs.

Surely you can also create high level APIs in native languages, but no one seems to care about it.


QML sort of lets you have your cake and eat it too. You have full access to the native platform on "metal" level (C++ & Qt), while allowing you to write as much of the code in "scripted" environment on QML side.

It's a much neater concept than e.g. with C# / Silverlight, where you are forced to write almost everything in C# - and C#/CLR is still not "low level enough" when you really want that (to conserve RAM, hand tuning the algorithms to optimize cpu cache use, whatever).

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