Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 19:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Expected, but still insanely cool: Canonical has just announced Ubuntu for phones. This is a new mobile phone operating system, with its own user interface and development platform. It's built around Qt5 and QML, and the interface reminds me of MeeGo on the N9. It's supposed to be on the shelves in early 2014, but the developer preview is out today.
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RE[4]: I want one!
by ebasconp on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 03:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I want one!"
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Qt is nice, but Qt and especially QML are very immature pieces of technology yet.


Actually all the QML-like technologies (JavaFX and XAML as far as I remember) are very immature pieces of technology yet, but they are already in production.

But I completely disagree with the Qt part. Qt is one of the best and most mature UI frameworks available right now (IMHO next to Java Swing). Qt is by far the best C++ UI framework (more powerful, easier to learn and portable than, say, MFC, WTL, wxWidgets or the old VCL) and the best portable UI framework.

The Qt portfolio is very nice, AFAIK: Google Earth, Perforce Client, Adobe Elements, the KDE desktop, KOffice, Swipe Nokia N9 UI use it with success.

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