Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th May 2012 11:56 UTC, submitted by nej_simon
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Tizen reached 1.0 only recently, but there's already a Tizen Conference going on - and during that conference, Samsung had a relatively barebones reference device running Tizen 1.0. The Handheld Blog has a seven minute video of the device in action, and while I'm very happy big players are investing in all these alternative platforms, I do have to wonder - how viable are they?
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RE[4]: It all comes down to price
by zima on Tue 8th May 2012 21:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It all comes down to price"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

That's why Qt won't be replaced by JavaScript

That's a bit of a misnomer, since (essentially...) JavaScript can and is used in tandem with Qt, even (especially?) in mobile setting:

http://qt.nokia.com/qtquick/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qt_Quick
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QML

(and it's of course stillborn, with Nokia going Windows Phone; but the fabled Meltemi should have it)

PS. Hm, it seems you added "pure" in between me clicking reply, and finally getting down to finishing my comment ;)

Edited 2012-05-08 21:11 UTC

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

To be precise, QML is derived from JavaScript. But we are talking in general. Qt easily allows combining interpretive QML UI with native code backend. So the advised way is it to implement (potentially performance hungry) logic in C++, while the UI in declarative QML.

It's not stillborn though, since Qt has several serious participants (including KDE), and Nokia intends to use it heavily for their lower end devices, which are not polluted by MS yet.

Edited 2012-05-08 21:14 UTC

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