Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Jan 2013 14:22 UTC
Opera Software This is actually pretty big news - both exciting and tragic at the same time. Opera has revealed Opera Ice, its next mobile browser, to PocketLint. This new browser represent a big shift in both user interface as well as rendering engine, since it has a new, unique interface, as well as a new rendering engine... New to Opera, that is, as it's a WebKit-browser.
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someone
Member since:
2006-01-12

So to clarify, at some point in the past, Opera's compatibility layer used Qt on Unix, but not at this time?

Edited 2013-01-19 18:11 UTC

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Also the comments...

UNIX received plenty of work, as much as any other platform but the hurdle was higher in that we stripped out Qt.

"if this means that qt will be staticly linked then it's very disappointing in todays world."
It means it is totally removed and no longer required at all. Hence UNIX required a bigger rewrite than the other platforms.

Removing Qt means we can support both Qt and Gtk styles natively!


PS. You edited your post while I was replying...

In general, when Qt was included, it was just used on *nix for platform integration purposes... (as the first link above states)

PPS. Also, in 2006, before the removal of Qt: http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=156356
Opera for Linux hardly uses Qt at all. It is only used for things like system dialog boxes. The rest of the user interface is written with an internal GUI toolkit called "Quick".


Edited 2013-01-19 18:21 UTC

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someone Member since:
2006-01-12

Sorry about that, I saw these comments on the Opera blog before seeing your reply

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