Linked by Nth_Man on Fri 5th Jul 2013 21:42 UTC
Qt Qt 5.1 has been released. It brings several enhancements, Qt Quick Controls, Qt Sensors, a much better C++11, Wayland and OpenGL support, and the development of Android and iOS applications is very usable for a large number of use cases. In related news, the LXDE desktop prepares the change to Qt.
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RE[4]: Good news
by dpJudas on Sun 7th Jul 2013 02:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good news"
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The XAML stack has been rewritten in C++ for Windows 8.

When targeting Metro applications, you can use XAML with C++/CX, which compiles to native code. Or use the Windows Runtime template framework when you prefer to use plain C++ without language extensions.


While true what you write, you are leaving something out:

1. C++/CX only really works for Windows 8+. Thus, unless you are willing to ditch 90% of your potential market, you can't use it yet for quite a while (5+ years with current reception of Win8).

2. C++/CX is not C++. Personally I like C++/CX a lot better than C++/CLI, but it is still a language bridge into a foreign type system. It roughly falls into the same category as Objective C++.

3. The Windows Runtime template framework is indeed C++, but from what I've seen of it so far I'd prefer even MFC over what I saw!

Given those constraints, the C++ XAML stack as an alternative to Qt for a C++ developer is not a very good one at this time. Except when explicitly targeting Metro and nothing else.

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