Qt 5.0 , supported platforms



  • Happened to see this link

    "http://doc.qt.nokia.com/5.0-snapshot/supported-platforms.html":http://doc.qt.nokia.com/5.0-snapshot/supported-platforms.html

    A blank in Mobile & Embedded. Hopefully we would see Smarterphone there soon. Anybody has any info on Qt for smarterphone ?





  • Do you know that Qt 5.0 won't support Symbian ? And with N9, last of its kind, what are the official mobile platforms that Qt 5.0 will run on ? None as of now. But it should run on the ' Next billion ' platform and maybe the next version of windows phone. But that is just a guess.



  • Unfortunately Nokia has an unclear line for the future :(
    Nowadays I can hardly follow the (desktop and) mobil line of Nokia.
    What is sure: Windows Phone with Silverlight/XNA and a bit later VC++.
    It seems to me that Nokia will silently back out from Qt world...



  • [quote author="broadpeak" date="1329915367"]Unfortunately Nokia has an unclear line for the future :(
    Nowadays I can hardly follow the (desktop and) mobil line of Nokia.
    What is sure: Windows Phone with Silverlight/XNA and a bit later VC++.
    It seems to me that Nokia will silently back out from Qt world...[/quote]

    Reminds me of the end days of Sun Microsystems. Opensourcing Java, saying that Java is in the hands of community and now ?  Acquired by Oracle. Hope Qt doesn't face the same fate.



  • Nokia has clear information for everything regarding Windows phone. But with others like S40, Qt etc, its like wait wait.., there is something coming,.. maybe.



  • [quote author="Jayakrishnan.M" date="1329915908"]
    Reminds me of the end days of Sun Microsystems. Opensourcing Java, saying that Java is in the hands of community and now[/quote]

    Yes, I think the same :(
    (But I've read a rumour: Qt will be ported to WP7 (???))



  • No Qt for WP7. It won't allow native code. But the next version of Windows phone may support native c++ development. But there is no confirmation from MS regarding this. If this is true, Qt for WP is possible if Nokia is interested. Though I have concerns, I still remain optimistic about the future of Qt. With Qt available on iOS, Android and BB there is a possible good future for Qt on Mobile. If Qt on next billion happens, that will be the biggest boost for Qt on mobile, because of the potentially huge marketshare for these kinds of phones.



  • [quote author="Jayakrishnan.M" date="1329969835"]No Qt for WP7. It won't allow native code. But the next version of Windows phone may support native c++ development.[/quote]

    Yes, now there isn't Qt for WP7. But in the upcoming Visual Studio 2012, there will be native C++ support for WP7. Even now there is native C++ for WP7, but not for you (or us). Only for Nokia insider developers can use VC++ for WP7.



  • [quote author="broadpeak" date="1330006855"]
    [quote author="Jayakrishnan.M" date="1329969835"]No Qt for WP7. It won't allow native code. But the next version of Windows phone may support native c++ development.[/quote]

    Yes, now there isn't Qt for WP7. But in the upcoming Visual Studio 2012, there will be native C++ support for WP7. Even now there is native C++ for WP7, but not for you (or us). Only for Nokia insider developers can use VC++ for WP7.
    [/quote]

    Yes, there is c++ available for OEMs now. But regarding VS 2012 C++ support for WP7, have you read anywhere about MS confirming it ? All I have read are rumors and that too about possible support for WP8.



  • QT is basically part of the competition against Microsoft so they will try to keep it away from WP7 as long as they can. They are a highly proprietary corporation much like Apple. They'll break down eventually though and allow Qt. Unless, of course, if sales of Nokia Windows phones shoot through the roof, in that case they won't allow support of Qt on it. If the sales are dismal, they'll do everything they can to bring more developers to WP7.

    Same old story, different day. I don't understand the reasoning myself. Here we have Android with a huge share of the market and how did they get there? They give it away and make money indirectly. Works for them. Probably Meltemi will begin in feature phones and evolve as the hardware for feature phones becomes so fast and powerful and cheap that the Meltemi platform will look like a smart phone and since that is the largest market, it will dominate. Who knows?


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