Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Sep 2010 21:32 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Qt After many months of designing, coding, reviewing, testing and documenting, Qt 4.7.0 is finally ready for the big time. Although it's a little more than nine months since Qt's last feature release (4.6.0 on December 1, 2009), the seeds of some of the new stuff in 4.7 were sown much earlier. Indeed, many of the ideas behind the biggest new feature in Qt 4.7.0, Qt Quick, were born more than two years ago, not long after Qt 4.4 was released
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Congrats!
by ricegf on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 11:22 UTC
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Member since:
2007-04-25

QT Quick, as I understand it, intends to make non-programmer user interface specialists first-class citizens of the development team. Great goal, and it looks good so far.

QT supports cross-platform development for newer Symbian phones (including the N8) and MeeGo phones, tablets, netbooks, TVs, In-Vehicle, ... well, MeeGo kinda gets around. ;-) QT apps also run on my N900, and of course on Windows and Linux computers - and it's the default framework for KDE 4.

I'm very happy to see that 4.7 is now official.

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RE: Congrats!
by vivainio on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 13:07 in reply to "Congrats!"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

QT Quick, as I understand it, intends to make non-programmer user interface specialists first-class citizens of the development team.


I think the more important goal is that QML allows your UI to kick ass.

It's very easy to create a UI with the "old" stuff (QWidgets - basically the same as visual basic/winforms/delphi/whatever), but doing something "impressive" in terms of glorious animations is hard. QML makes it easy.

Problem with QML has been that a graphical designer has been necessary to get stuff done. The answer to this is "Qt Components":

http://labs.qt.nokia.com/2010/09/10/building-the-future-reintroduci...

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RE[2]: Congrats!
by mart on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 15:46 in reply to "RE: Congrats!"
mart Member since:
2005-11-17

Problem with QML has been that a graphical designer has been necessary to get stuff done. The answer to this is "Qt Components":


the graphical designer helps but is not necessary, the syntax is really simple.
the problem is that it provides only primitives, so developers would have to write their own "widget set" to be reused (or reuse an already existing one, either QWidget or QGraphicsWidget based, it works just fine)
what qt quick wil do is to provide a basic widget set, written in QML itself and themed with the particular platform style it's running in.
so a layer for the coherency without sacrificing the expressivity.

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RE[2]: Congrats!
by _txf_ on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 20:12 in reply to "RE: Congrats!"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

I suspect that it is easier to get things done by using the text editor.

I hope that qt quick becomes as powerful as xaml and qt creator rivals expression blend.

Haven't tried it yet but I doubt it as anywhere as easy to create awesome animations as it is in expression blend.

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