[Closed] Should we have a separate category or sub category for Qt on Symbian



  • Since there are some things like signing and native capabilities which are specific to Qt for Symbian



  • tamhanna, you can put your stuff in the DevNet wiki :-)



  • I don't like the idea of creating too many categories.

    Yes, there are things specific for Symbian and for Maemo / MeeGo, but ideally the quantity of specific stuff should decrease (e.g. code using avkon stuff must disappear!). The signing process for the most use cases nowadays is way simpler than it was in the past.

    EDIT: This is just my opinion, I'd like to read yours ;)



  • [quote author="tamhanna" date="1291465519"]
    Why? Given the sorry state of Mobility and Phonon, doing native is life essential in many cases.[/quote]

    Yes, but IMHO it's a enough reason to create another forum category as I expect to be free of this "old Symbian native stuff" in a near future (yes, I'm trying to be optimist :-P)



  • [quote author="tamhanna" date="1291466256"]Hi Ansel,
    unfortunately, you are too optimistic IMHO.[/quote]

    Indeed, the last part of my post was very optimistic, as I said :-P.

    Regarding the category, for me it would be equivalent to create a category for Qt on Linux, Qt on Mac, Qt on Windows and so on. Keeping the larger groups (Desktop, mobile, embedded) makes more sense for me, but maybe I'm wrong...



  • Too fine grained in my opinion. We could handle the masses of posts till now...



  • [quote author="tamhanna" date="1291510888"]Why? Isnt it better to be more finegrained than less finegrained?
    [/quote]

    Just a matter of taste. Not everything does have a rationale :-)



  • From a different UI perspective:
    more options -> more user errors -> more mess -> users lost.
    (hm... looks like the UI of a well known mobile OS....).

    In the case of this forum, more mess -> more moves to put posts in the correct category.



  • [quote author="anselmolsm" date="1291465395"]I don't like the idea of creating too many categories.

    Yes, there are things specific for Symbian and for Maemo / MeeGo, but ideally the quantity of specific stuff should decrease (e.g. code using avkon stuff must disappear!). The signing process for the most use cases nowadays is way simpler than it was in the past.

    EDIT: This is just my opinion, I'd like to read yours ;)[/quote]

    The avkon stuff can disappear only when Qt becomes much more stronger and blends in to the system. Say one cannot apply any sort of themes to cba or status pane using Qt. So a full screen app looks better in Qt for Symbian now.



  • [quote author="anselmolsm" date="1291466139"][quote author="tamhanna" date="1291465519"]
    Why? Given the sorry state of Mobility and Phonon, doing native is life essential in many cases.[/quote]

    Yes, but IMHO it's a enough reason to create another forum category as I expect to be free of this "old Symbian native stuff" in a near future (yes, I'm trying to be optimist :-P)
    [/quote]

    Looking at the current speed at which things are changing I feel native Symbian stuff will be there around for some more time than expected.



  • [quote author="anselmolsm" date="1291549216"]From a different UI perspective:
    more options -> more user errors -> more mess -> users lost.
    (hm... looks like the UI of a well known mobile OS....).

    In the case of this forum, more mess -> more moves to put posts in the correct category.[/quote]

    Categorizing will be an ongoing process and can be reviewed frequently by moderators. And some articles can belong in to multiple categories.



  • [quote author="QtK" date="1291556256"]
    The avkon stuff can disappear only when Qt becomes much more stronger and blends in to the system. Say one cannot apply any sort of themes to cba or status pane using Qt.
    [/quote]

    sure.

    [quote author="QtK" date="1291556256"]
    So a full screen app looks better in Qt for Symbian now.
    [/quote]

    Yep. All of our apps and demos are fullscreen, not only because of what you said, but it's a subject for another thread :-P

    [edit: quote fixed / Denis Kormalev]



  • I think some general categories is enough, because, for example: newbies will have problem with category choosing for their questions if categories will be very much.



  • THe thread has derailed completely. Closing. :-P


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