It's not replacing any blog - and the labs blog will actually get upgraded!
But if you think about it; where would a "developer using Qt" (not a "developer of Qt" like yourself) go on our sites to find blog posts to their liking? Examples: non-Doc tutorials, Top 5 Embarrassing Qt Coding Epic Fails, compilations of Qt material in Spanish, Qt Creator tips 'n tricks, Qt Creator shortcut of the day, Qt Creator featured plug-ins, Qt WoW Client developer diaries, blog post 1 in a series of 5 about learning QML for those that barely know java-script and absolutely no c++, Does it QtBlend?, clever use of Qt code that only works in Space, Qt Quick talk, other non-Doc helper material etc.? (those are just imagined examples btw, no promises!) The labs blog target "developers of Qt" (well, not quite true, but it's the "Labs" after all) and are limited to only certified Trolls posting. The PHB blog is at the other end of the spectrum where non-hardcore-developers like biz dev, partnering and our ace marketing team blog about Qt. In between the two there is a large void where we currently aren't providing much (examples above). It's not due to lack of content, we just haven't had anywhere to channel it to in an orderly fashion. When that is said, we're likely to re-evaluate our content map once we see how it turns out, except for the labs blog there should be no holy cows in our yard. ;)
I will ask it again: what about making a real first page on the wiki?
The current first page mostly explains how to work with a Wiki. That is not why you go on a wiki, you go to look for information, and contribute if you feel like it.
For me, what is the current first page should be in the links at the top (or buried deep inside the wiki). And I would replace the page by an overview with titles like Qt, QtWebKit, QtCreator, QtMobility, etc, and specific subjects under those categories.
Even right now when I would like to contribute, I don't know where to start because the Wiki does not even have the beginning of a structure.
For reference, that is how wikipedia uses to look: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Main_Page&oldid=139992
I have now changed the link so that it points to /member/edit_profile, which is the most correct.
The change is pushed to our git repo but will most likely not be updated here on the production site until -Sunday- Monday as we try to keep the rollouts not too frequent.
[quote author="MariusG" date="1273224193"]This forum replaces the old Qt forum on Labs that desperately needed some attention. So we gain one but loose another.
Forum Nokia deals with mobile application developers, Maemo / MeeGo deals with that particular platform.
Qt covers a lot more -> http://doc.qt.nokia.com/4.6/supported-platforms.html
No, there are specific forums for the mobile platforms. There is also a Qt Mobility and Qt General forums that just so happen to include all the platforms we support, including desktop.
The forum (and the wiki) has individual searches if you'd rather use that. -> http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/search
Google is an easy choice for us while we focus on other features. The new Tag feature will assist with finding stuff for instance. When we get further along and things stabilize we might revisit the search engine setup, thanks!