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[7]: I want one!
by Nelson on Fri 4th Jan 2013 21:59 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: I want one!"
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No, I'm not. Its a lot more clumsy when compared to something like the XAML platform.

Its like they lifted things from XAML that they liked, and implemented them weirdly.

Of course its ugly. You're forced to litter your data model with Qt-isms. Who the hell wants to pull in a dependency to Qt on their data model?

In XAML my Models don't know anything about the XAML platform, and in fact move freely between XAML (including multiple XAML platforms), Cocoa, and Android's UI layer.

There are a lot of little issues, and admittedly I have not used Qt in a little while, but if I'm wrong I'd be interested in solutions.

So far it seems just about everything is more convoluted to do in Qt.

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