Lack of Symbian kinetic scrolling is a major usability issue
As you may know, Qt lists don't have kinetic scrolling on Symbian. Newer firmwares have added kinetic scrolling for S^1 phones and it comes in the standard N8 firmware.
Kinetic scrolling is now expected by users and from my own experience it makes a LOT of difference when it comes to usability.
I can understand why the Qt devs want to get this important feature right and why they've pushed it to QML and Qt 4.8. There are two working kinetic scrolling implementations available from Qt labs however, both licensed under the GPL. Can these be re-licensed under a more liberal license as a stopgap measure until people move to 4.7? 4.6.3 is the only supported Qt on Symbian.
Can anyone from Qt comment on this?
Have you seen this bug report?
It references a repository containing QKineticScroller which appears (from the header) to be licensed under the standard Qt LGPL license:
Yes, I have seen it, but I couldn't and still can't access the scm.dev link, it times out.
A comment in the bug report indicates that it's an internal Nokia link ([...]thats a private repository, can you possibly push it to a gitorious branch so we (non-nokians) can test it? Thanks.)
From what Robert Griebl says - "we think it's time now for other people to try using our class and send us some feedback" - I would expect that they WANT to have other people use this code, but where can one download it from?!
My apologies, I didn't even notice that this was on our internal server. I'll mention this to the guys behind this and see if they can fix this.