Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2012 20:31 UTC, submitted by Jarle Anfinsen
Qt Digia has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia. Digia has sent a letter to the KDE team that it intends to pretty much continue what Trolltech and Nokia built up, so not a whole lot ought to change for KDE - luckily.
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RE: Digia VS Trolltech
by dsmogor on Sun 12th Aug 2012 09:37 UTC in reply to "Digia VS Trolltech"
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The desktop ecosystem around QT is healthy. This announcement only secures the 3rd party companies investments. The only dark cloud is Windows8 rejection of OpenGL in metro mode which creates a lot of technical difficulties for pushing QT forward for the consumer. The companies that used it for consumer apps will probably pass this time leaving QT for industrial applications only. The mobile side is cast in doubt even more. MeeGo hangs on a thread (Yolla is a young company and Intel was forced to pass it on smartphones, it's fate on IVI Tizen is unknown) , QT5 needs a lot of work yet and what is worse won't be available on its biggest installed base to date: Symbian.
RIM fate is unknown as yet. IOS should be easy to port but Apple may still reject it using QML scripting argument as pretext.
Google could be a better match (they probably support native ogl activities), in general I believe QT would be a great native counterpart for java esp. it's qml api is way easier to get 60fps fluid ui, having a qml java bridge (one that performs) would be a match made in heaven.

Edited 2012-08-12 09:39 UTC

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