Linked by David Adams on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:36 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Qt Been wondering about Nokia's strategy for conquering the rapidly expanding app space? Great! So were we, which is why we joined up with a recent dev event carried out by the Finnish company for an update on how and where things are going. It's a familiar narrative by this point: Qt is all set to become the way that Nokia-friendly apps are made -- whether it be for Symbian smartphones or MeeGo-powered mobile computers, coffee machines or infotainment consoles
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RE: Qt great, C++ not so much
by Richard Dale on Fri 6th Aug 2010 23:09 UTC in reply to "Qt great, C++ not so much"
Richard Dale
Member since:
2005-07-22

Qt itself is awesome, but I hate using it purely because I hate C++. There is no reason that a systems language has to be so messed up as C++ is. Anyone else feel like its time for a new language that actually gets things right while retaining all the power and speed of C++? (It's certainly possible.)

On a side note, the word "infotainment" needs to die. And wait a second, it actually passes Chrome's spell check. Something is very wrong here. ;)


I don't like C++ libraries much either when they are written in the template-tastic style of boost. But I find the Qt dialect of C++ to be quite nice to someone who doesn't like C++ all that much. It makes the language perfectly acceptable to me. I personally still prefer to develop Qt apps in QtRuby, and there are plenty of other good language bindings for Qt like PyQt, PerlQt, PySide, Qyoto(C#) and so on.

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danieldk Member since:
2005-11-18

QtRuby is nice, however, OS X is badly supported. Try to compile a recent version ;) .

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Richard Dale Member since:
2005-07-22

QtRuby is nice, however, OS X is badly supported. Try to compile a recent version ;) .


Yes, sorry, sorry. We need to fix cmake to work better with frameworks I think on Mac OS X (was that your problem?). I have no excuse to not help fix it - I am writing this on an iMac.

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hibridmatthias Member since:
2007-04-11

I agree with Richard Dale!

I use QtRuby as well for all my stand-alone apps; as a result, along with QTDesigner, I don't need to know hardly anything about C++! And, my friends all use my apps no matter what OS they are running! SWETE!!!

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