This blog article of Qt at the site of Nokia released yesterday is quick to clarify that, contrary to what some are predicting, this framework is not dead and, in fact, this is the best time in history ( ?). The post also states that Qt will live on Symbian, Meegan, industries and non-mobile platforms, "citing also the CTO of Nokia making the following statements:
- "We're still huge fans" (Qt).
- "We still continue to work on Qt is better."
- "In the mobile segment will examine the technologies Qt" (?)
- "Quick Qt platform is proving to be incredibly productive."
- "We will continue upgrading devices with newer versions of Qt and Qt Quick" (referring to Symbian)
However, the 175 reviews (as I write this) in that article are devastating, filled with disbelief and even recentemente.
An example of typical comment:
"Qt, via Symbian and Meegan, would be in more than a billion phones in the next decade with hundreds of thousands of the applications being created and bought Qt for OVI. That represented a huge potential revenue would supplement the environment goblal Qt with millions of dollars flowing through the hands of companies Qt, its employees and independent developers. "
"Only in my case, I quit my job six months ago to focus on learning Qt planning to earn some income from OVI ... all this was completed, that future was crushed."
And why not another:
"Qt / Desktop has become a second class citizen from the purchase of Nokia. In the last year were only Qt releases have been bug fixes to the entire ecosystem of Qt and additions (only) to the mobile world" .
In view of the recent alliance between Nokia and Microsoft, perhaps the future of Qt in the hands of the first would be better assured if a Qt for Windows Phone 7 (WP7) had been in the plans from the beginning, but we all know it is not so . The other comment on Reddit informadísimo explains why it does not ever happen:
Microsoft is determined not to allow development to WP7 with native code, that is, with no other API other than Silverlight or XNA and exclude outright the possibility of Qt for WP7 (and even running WinCE legacy code) . And the reason for this decision is simple: eventually, Microsoft would plan to merge the code with the Windows WP7, and that would be much easier with this scheme.
Posted in VivaLinux! , filed in Events and tagged with Nokia , Ouch! , Programming , Qt and Symbian .