Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 21:36 UTC
Qt Trolltech has discontinued its Linux-based 'Greenphone' development platform. Touted upon its introduction as the first Linux-based mobile phone with user-modifiable firmware, the device will be superseded by various third-party products, including not only open phones, but also portable media players, navigation devices, and home automation equipment, the company says.
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RE: What
by jason_moorpark on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 22:28 UTC
jason_moorpark
Member since:
2007-10-22

The point is that just 3 weeks ago Trolltech took my money to renew my Greenphone SDK as well as my QTopia License and my QT/Trio Pack.

They should not have done this knowing it was going away. This was not a spur of the moment decision. They had knowledge when they took my money

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RE[2]: What
by cyrilleberger on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 22:39 in reply to "RE: What"
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

Did you read the full story ? It is said that Qt will continue supporting the Greenphone :
"Schilling said Trolltech will continue to support the Greenphone and Neo1973". They didn't discontinue Qtopia, so your license is still useful to develop application for Qtopia.

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RE[2]: What
by leos on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 22:55 in reply to "RE: What"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

The point is that just 3 weeks ago Trolltech took my money to renew my Greenphone SDK as well as my QTopia License and my QT/Trio Pack.


While I'm not 100% sure, all that stuff will still work. The greensuite SDK will work on compatible phones, such as the Neo1973. If it was greenphone specific it would be pretty useless. Whatever your consumer target was, I'm sure it wasn't the Greenphone, so I don't really see the problem.

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RE[2]: What
by superstoned on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 08:15 in reply to "RE: What"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

hey, there are over 40 phones with Qtopia stuff your licence is valid for - so if one of those, which was only a developer device ceases to be sold (still supported, though), how's that so bad?

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RE[2]: What
by jurra on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 17:23 in reply to "RE: What"
jurra Member since:
2007-01-21

Well, now you have the knowledge, and they have the money....

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RE[2]: What
by segedunum on Wed 24th Oct 2007 11:30 in reply to "RE: What"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

The point is that just 3 weeks ago Trolltech took my money to renew my Greenphone SDK as well as my QTopia License and my QT/Trio Pack.

They should not have done this knowing it was going away.


The Greenphone was always aimed squarely at developers only as a target and test development platform, and it should be no surprise at all that it has been discontinued in favour of the Neo1973.

Your existing Greenphone will still work, as will Qtopia and you will still be able to develop for, not only the Greenphone, but any other device with Qtopia on it, such as the Neo.

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