Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 19:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Expected, but still insanely cool: Canonical has just announced Ubuntu for phones. This is a new mobile phone operating system, with its own user interface and development platform. It's built around Qt5 and QML, and the interface reminds me of MeeGo on the N9. It's supposed to be on the shelves in early 2014, but the developer preview is out today.
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RE[4]: I want one!
by Wafflez on Fri 4th Jan 2013 14:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I want one!"
Wafflez
Member since:
2011-06-26

As much I love C# (my bread and butter) and I think that it has more developer friendly features than Java and XAML blows QML out of water and yada yada, but all these good features are locked down. Only for Windows. 3rd party libraries are just that - 3rd parties.

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RE[5]: I want one!
by Nelson on Fri 4th Jan 2013 15:45 in reply to "RE[4]: I want one!"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I agree. XAML is however an open specification and people are free to implement it. Not that I think they should. I like QML's approach a little better. Immature does not mean bad in my opinion, just needing of some more incubation.

XAML's XML long syntax is getting long in the tooth and it seems like its just a DSL made for tooling rather than for developers to write.

I'd love a decent .NET Toolkit with QML (or a QML like) declarative UI markup language and from someone who's learned lessons from the XAML platforms.

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RE[6]: I want one!
by lucas_maximus on Fri 4th Jan 2013 21:25 in reply to "RE[5]: I want one!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I've not use QML or XAML (I am most a dirty WebForms developer), I am doing extending parts of Sitecore and I am having to learn XAML at the moment.

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