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Qt 5.0 in the pipeline- Symbian not mentioned anywhere

| May 9, 2011 | 79 Replies

Lars Knoll over at Qt labs has just put up a post discussing the upcoming developments surrounding Qt. Seems that there’s a new, massive version of Qt on the way!

While the technical information will probably be lost on many of us anyway, the most important takeaway is that there will be no legacy support (binary-wise) in this new version of Qt. Furthermore, development is being moved out an in-house development model to an open/in the open development model. There also seems to be a significant emphasis being placed on the importance of QML as time goes on with C++ being relegated to as few tasks ask possible. Further, increased reliance/use of the GPU seems to be a major point to address by the developers.

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As mentioned in the title however, there’s little to no mention of Symbian, Maemo, MeeGo or anything along those lines at least in terms of main development platforms. Windows, OSX, Wayland and X11 appear to be the de facto choices, albeit there’s no aversion it seems to the presence of other teams working on different OS’s

 

The Qt team’s aim is to get this version, in beta at least, out by the end of 2011, pretty fast no?

Thanks Markus

Source: Detailed info

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  • Marc Aurel

    Well, at this point is a fair bet that Qt 5.0 will not be ported to Symbian. Qt 4.7.x will be sufficient for the remaining lifetime of Symbian app development. A port to MeeGo is still possible, if other manufacturers have any success with MeeGo devices. Maemo of course is even more dead than Symbian, unfortunately, but it is what it is.

    • pep

      lol. then nokia the mobile company developing for windows and mac??

      • http://iii nocare

        i think it is

        qt can only help windows, mac and linux!

    • blert13

      A “port” to Meego isnt necessary, meego is a standard linux distribution using X11 as such Meego is covered by the X11 port of QT, and possibly in the future it will switch to wayland.

      All the Meego UX bar the netbook interface(IVI,Handset,Tablet,Wetabs custom UX, custom UXs were seeing on Chinese devices), are already built on QT.
      There is no reason to mention meego, to suggest that not mentioning it is of some significance is nothing more than empty sensationalism.

    • Ninja

      JUST SO WE’RE ALL CLEAR HERE:

      Andre (who does love Windows Phone and does not like Symbian) has posted this article titled “Symbian not mentioned anywhere”

      Meanwhile the PDF linked to, on page 5, clearly states Symbian as a target platform along with all the others (as pointed out by multiple people below).

      So in conclusion this article is a lie, is more anti-Symbian nonsense from mynokiablog.com, and in fact Symbian will continue to get Qt updates as normal, as that is what the ACTUAL FACTS show.

      • Rant

        Mistakes can be made, in the passion for writing up an article those things can be missed since you do need to quickly scan a news source for the important bits.

        Apart from the graphic on page 5 there is no further mention of the word Symbian. So there is no real mention of it as to what will happen with it.

        The other targets in the graphic (Windows, Mac, etc) are mentioned multiple times in the text.

        Is this article still a Symbian hate post? Not really, at least not to me.

      • Hypnopottamus

        What the hell is it with you? You think everything and everyone is “anti-Symbian”. Maybe it could be that Andre just missed that link or didn’t have time to read it (it is a link and only mentioned on page 5 as you say). News flash: SYMBIAN IS BEING PHASED OUT! Nokia has moved on. My Nokia Blog is reporting on this move and upcoming Nokia happenings. They have also moved on. I suggest you do the same. While you can (and should) keep and like your Symbian phone, don’t have the attitude that ALL news about WM7 is to “spite” Symbian. You take this too seriously.

        • Tiv

          “Nokia has moved on.”

          Another news flash:Symbian is still Nokias main smartphone platform and will remain so for atleast a while into 2012.

          • Hypnopottamus

            In yet another news flash: I said Symbian is being PHASED OUT. That implies: 1. Yes Symbian is still Nokia’s main smartphone platform. 2. It will take some time for WinMo to take over that spot.

            In other words, we’re both on the same page. What that DOES mean is that Nokia IS looking elsewhere, so yes, they have moved on.

        • Ninja

          And you’re over reacting. My complaint is due to the general tone of Symbian/WinPho news on here. I have seen Andre directly trolling (i.e. deliberately writing stuff he knows will inflame people). So that colours the view of any other posts he makes.

          AllAboutSymbian manage to play it straight down the middle, no fanboyism toward WinPho OR Symbian. Just mature, knowledgeable treatment of both.

          This is more of a fanclub on this blog, with the writing staff having clearly thrown their hats into the Windows Phone ring which I think is premature and unwise, and unfair to Symbian. They, you, and everyone, CAN *NOT* be dismissive of the needs of a quarter billion existing Symbian users and get away with it if you allow comments on here.

          I am not trying to troll, but I will defend Symbian and those users.

          Think of this: If Symbian had as many users as WinPho does now it would be passed off as dead and irrelevant. If Symbian had TEN TIMES as many users as WinPho does now, it would be passed of as barely registering as relevant.

          Symbian has *ONE HUNDRED* times as many users as WinPho does now, and people have the cheek and stupidity to suggest that it is irrelevant and dead! UNBELIEVABLE!

          Symbian is constantly disrespected on here, and therefore the users are disrespected. People matter. That’s what I care about. If 250 million people had Windows Phone and Symbian was a new thing that had roughly 100th the amount (as WinPho does now), I would be defending Windows Phone and it’s users.

          There is a real immature, ignorant fanboyism on here, that lusts after the next shiny new toy and ignores what people are actually using. It’s time for people to grow up.

          I hope Windows Phone succeeds for user’s sake, but right now it’s shit with a slick UI, and it’s a total FAIL. Let’s hope that changes. Right now, Symbian is what a quarter billion people are using every day, and that’s what REALLY matters.

          • Joseph Velasquez

            +1,000,000

      • Alfredo

        symbian rulles bro you rigth!!!!

  • wes?

    @Andre
    http://labs.qt.nokia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Qt5.pdf

    –> Page 5 is where Symbian is mentioned, but MeeGo is missing. Except they use Linux = MeeGo what is quite likely. Still I think it should be mentioned seperatly.
    Android is mentioned there as well, that’s kinda interesting. So if Qt officially comes to Meamo/MeeGo and Android there is a chance that Nokia can benefit from Android’s momentum…

    • mj

      If this is the case are we seeing more bad choices being made?

      • Laborant

        No… hell freezes first than Elop takes Google :D

        But QT would be more Attractive to Dev’s.

        I Like.

        Hope they’re Developing a wonderful MeeGo Device!

        • wes?

          Rather Maemo, but I still have hope for a great Maemo/MeeGo device to!
          Would be perfect if it could run Android Apps officially with something like Alien Dalvik…

      • 00

        The reason for Android being included is because Android is based on Linux and its easy to port the code.

    • 00

      I think Meego is included in the Linux\Wayland module since Meego is being considered as a proper Linux-based operating system unlike Android.

    • blert13

      “Still I think it should be mentioned seperatly.”

      N it shouldnt QT on meego is just QT on X11 as it is for all linux distrobutions. THere is no difference.

    • blert13

      “Still I think it should be mentioned seperatly.”

      No it shouldnt QT on meego is just QT on X11 as it is for all linux distributions. There is no difference. So no reason to make special mention.

      Android get special mention as while its on a linux kernal X11 is not used.

      • wes?

        Of course it is. Still it would be nice to read it there, Just for marketing reasons they should put it to position one…
        But that’s prob. just me…

        • bq

          That post is _technical_, not a marketing BS.

  • http://iii nocare

    nokia is really in a mess! they dont know what they are doing! it wont help nokia if the third ecosystem is successful as appstore! apple iphone will always shine! people already impressed by apple ‘innovvation’ and cant take nokia in anynmore!

    • outdated os

      until the revolting FOXCONN WORKERS are knocking on western doors. Har har har.

  • Jim

    Wayland is the future technology that meego will supose to have and is developed primarily by Intel. Symbian will probably not be used, qt 4.8 will probably be the last version symbian will support.

  • blert13

    “there’s little to no mention of Symbian, Maemo, MeeGo or anything along those lines at least in terms of main development platforms”

    Not surprising seeing as symbian is dead as is maemo, and as for Meego, there is no reason for it to be mentioned its covered by Wayland and X11, there is no special version of QT for meego, its just teh standerd X11 version(and in teh future possibly wayland)

    • Ninja

      Yes! Symbian is dead! You go right on believing that!

      Meanwhile, back in the REAL world, ~250 million Symbian users (by far the biggest installed base in the world of any smartphone platform) go about their daily lives happily using Symbian, Nokia(/Accenture) continues Symbian development, PR 2.0 and 3.0 are on the cards, Ovi Store continues to grow rapidly with more and more and more Symbian apps (esp. S^3), Nokia will sell another 150 million Symbian phones (that alone is about as big as the next biggest smartphone platforms!) and most analysts think they will hit that number, latest smartphone sales stats from IDC show Nokia Symbian smartphone sales are STILL bigger than any of it’s competitors even when Feb 11th announcement happened in the middle of the quarter, Ghz+ Symbian devices are on the way, and there are 5 – 10 new Symbian devices on the way over the next year and a bit alone!

      Yes, that sounds like Symbian is TOTALLY dead!

      Honestly, when are you people going to stop saying Symbian is dead, or anywhere close to it? You really are making total fools of yourselves.

      • Ninja

        PS I know that you Windows Phone fans HATE to think Symbian is still totally alive, and in fact way, way, way more alive than anything shown by the half dead, still-born corpse that is Windows Phone.

        • aaaaaa

          dude. love the passion and everything but you are getting a little zealous no?

          • Ninja

            Deliberately to make a point :)

            • Rant

              Doesn’t really help your case, perception is everything. And in your case it looks more like a bit of a fool that keeps repeating himself in the town square.

              The all hail Symbian and WP fail0rz doesn’t help your case/cause.
              I’m looking forward to the first Nokia WP device,I’ll admit that. But I also have some serious gripes with Symbian in day to day use that make me say what Symbian is.

              It might be sufficient for a lot of people, but I strongly believe that in it’s current form (nor Anna form) it’s not enough to bring in the money for Nokia.

              MS hatred etc has nothing to do with it, Nokia just needs money and customers to survive. The current market trend and slandering of Symbian doesn’t help it’s future sales. It might do good today, but I’m willing to bet that next quarter sales will be at least 25% lower in comparison with this quarter.

              Even without the WP announcement I think Symbian would drop market share.

              • yasu

                “It might be sufficient for a lot of people, but I strongly believe that in it’s current form (nor Anna form) it’s not enough to bring in the money for Nokia.”
                Brought the majority of the $4 billion profit made by the Handset & Services division last year and the year before, FYI.

                • Rant

                  You already say it yourself; last year and the year before. But it’s more ebout future proofinf of your product line.

                  Symbian is not going to cut it in it’s current form in years to come. Symbian will never be able to draw Android users nor will it ever be able to draw back iOS users.

                  The ones that walked away over the past year from both Symbian and Nokia are hard to get back with Symbian as is. It might be able to in a completely reworked way, but even then I doubt it.

                  A new OS is the way, be it MeeGo or WP. WP just has the benefit of a very large backer. MeeGo does so as well, but Intel is something different to MS. Something with experience in a certain field. ;)

                  • yasu

                    “It might be sufficient for a lot of people, but I strongly believe that in it’s current form (nor Anna form) it’s not enough to bring in the money for Nokia.”
                    $950 Million profit in Q1 2011, your goalpost moving not withstanding.

                • dr_zorg

                  The majority of people posting about Symbian on these blogs are totally ignorant fools that get all their information from mass media or blogs such as this. You can’t expect them to know the reality or to care about said reality. This is how major companies opposing Nokia’s success prey on the minds of the consumers. And therein lies Nokia’s huge mistake. They should have 1) pushed updates faster and 2) started a massive media campaign to promote Symbian as the best OS on the market. Let’s face it, Symbian has a LOT going for it. Even the UI has seen major improvements in S^3 and is on par with Android and iOS. I say this as a happy user of N8 and E7 phones. There is an all-out war on Symbian by the U.S. media that has been going on for over a year now, and people are still buying into it. Unfortunately, the media has won.

        • blert13

          “Windows Phone fans”

          Relax, I am not one of these and, short of Microsoft switching to an open development model, and dumping .NET and allowing native code, and scraping the entire interface, I never will be, would have thought my providing info in the Meego “port” was a clue.

          As for Symbian, I would go pretty far to defend the core OS and developing on Symbian with QT(not avkon, Im sorry its horrible). I have done quite a bit of Symbian development and dont want to see it it die. I dont need to speak of its merits you already know most of them. All you have to do is look at my past comments on other stories to see I am a Symbian fan and for me WP7 is not an option.

          I held out hope for Symbian for quite a long time that this decision would be reversed,for me a new QT based interface on top of the Symbian OS with a beautiful development tool kit and a clean and clear development path to eventually transition to maemo/meego on the high end pushing Symbian to the middle to low end, was perfectly sensible approach to take.

          But Im sorry Symbian is dead, the moment anything is handed to Accenture its dead. They couldnt have picked a better company to signal their complete lack of caring what happens to Symbian next.

      • http://sh0ck.net Sh0cK

        hahah. every time people say, symbian death, and every time fucking slaves of death god says “150 million symbian users bla bla……… ”

        get the hell with “out of dated os” and 150 million of symbian user.

        just open your fucking eyes. symbian is OUT OF DATED OS.

        Time is Techlonogy/Software time. not death os time.

        • Tiv

          The mental image I get of you from reading your posts are of a 14 year old little cultist of some sort smashing away on his/her keyboard.

          Maybe you should tone it down a bit.

          • Sh0ck

            writing hardly understandable english to incite the reactions of others is just the way i roll.

            • dr_zorg

              “writing hardly understandable english to incite the reactions of others is just the way i troll.”

              Fixed it for you.

        • blert13

          “symbian is OUT OF DATED OS”

          Symbian is a younger OS than WP7 whcih is simply Window Mobile at its core.

      • Rant

        Market analysis disagrees with an additional 150 million units being sold.

        • Ninja

          No it doesn’t. Most analysts support the 150 million figure, even a bit more actually.

          • Rant

            It all depends on how long Nokia intends to run with Symbian. If they were to run it for another 3 years 150 million more is easy. Is it only one year from now than it will be increasingly harder.

      • Hypnopottamus

        I’ll mention this again. The VAST MAJORITY of your 250 million Symbian users are legacy devices (S40,S60v3,S60v5). These versions are being pushed down to very capable “feature phone” status. They simply cannot compete in TODAY’S smartphone environment. Also, these versions are popular because of their affordability. Much of the developing world cannot afford modern smartphones. These devices will have and continue to have a long shelf life for this reason alone.

        Symbian^3, however has a more timed “death”. Development will eventually halt and like it or not, 3rd party developers aren’t even paying attention to it. As a competitor in the current smartphone market, Symbian^3 simply isn’t viable. This is NOT made up. Nokia themselves says so and are moving ACTUALLY away from it. And for the record, ALL of your points for further development of S^3 come from Nokia, who still has to make money until their new WM7 phones are released. Let’s face it, when was the last time you could REALLY take Nokia’s word for it when it comes to “ongoing/further updates”?

        • 00

          S40 is not included in the Symbian count..

        • http://sh0ck.net Sh0cK

          wow. that is absolutely unbiased comment. I agree with you, totaly.

          • Sh0ck

            i also would like to pre agree to any flaming, trolling, or other wise anti symbian comments when i am not around. :)

            • http://sh0ck.net Sh0cK

              @sh0ck, fake one.

              go to deepest hell, clown.

              • Sh0ck

                dont start talking to yourself now, it looks weird.

                • http://sh0ck.net Sh0cK

                  haha. 9 years old kid, look carefully to my nick name. it has a link going to an adress. ;). don’t try to manner like an asshole.

                  i don’t wanna smash a 9 year old brain.

                  • http://sh0ck.net/ Sh0cK

                    But maybe I just did…

                    Oh I love collaborative work :D

        • Ninja

          > As a competitor in the current smartphone market, Symbian^3 simply isn’t viable.

          Oh yeah? Funny how the IDC stats from the other day show Nokia in the lead in smartphone sales in Q1 this year. So you’re saying the best selling market leader is ‘not viable’. Not viable as what…a carrot peeler? A space ship? A lawnmower? Have some sanity, please…

          > This is NOT made up.

          Yes it is, I’ve just proven you wrong.

          > Nokia themselves says so and are moving ACTUALLY away from it

          No, Nokia never said so. Allegedly internally they’ve suggested that WindowsPhone is easier to be competitive with in the *future*. Many people however disagree with them, and think there is corruption here and that WindowsPhone is not at all competitive with the future, and Microsoft’s current track record with WinPho development and it’s extremely bad sales support this idea.

          > 3rd party developers aren’t even paying attention to it

          Funny how the growth of apps in Ovi Store is ACCELERATING and most of those are Symbian apps, isn’t it?

          > Let’s face it, when was the last time you could REALLY take Nokia’s word for it when it comes to “ongoing/further updates”?

          Errrm, they’ve released every single other update they promised. And if you’re going to talk about delays, sure, but remember that Google with Android, Apple with iOS, and MS with WinPho all continually delay updates and releases of their phone software (and hardware).

          Final note: S40 is not Symbian.

          Have I proven you wrong enough yet? :)

          • Hypnopottamus

            You haven’t proven shit!

            “Oh yeah? Funny how the IDC stats from the other day show Nokia in the lead in smartphone sales in Q1 this year. So you’re saying the best selling market leader is ‘not viable’. Not viable as what…a carrot peeler? A space ship? A lawnmower? Have some sanity, please…”

            Why can’t you see that it’s not about total number, but growth or decline in growth. Those numbers SHOW Symbian’s decline and the rise of other OS platforms! Of course Symbian is still the largest. For a while it was the ONLY platform. It got an early start. Again, it’s about losing ground! Eventually Symbian will be overtaken if the trend continues. Get that through your head already!

            “No, Nokia never said so. Allegedly internally they’ve suggested that WindowsPhone is easier to be competitive with in the *future*. Many people however disagree with them, and think there is corruption here and that WindowsPhone is not at all competitive with the future, and Microsoft’s current track record with WinPho development and it’s extremely bad sales support this idea.”

            It doesn’t matter what “many people” think! Nokia IS moving over to WinMo. Why can’t you see that. I NEVER said I was happy with it, but that is REALITY! Nokia said itself it doesn’t think it can be competitive w/ Symbian so it chose WinMo (again, I don’t agree with this move or sentiment). We’re not talking about what you or I think. We’re talking about what IS. This is happening whether you or I like. THIS IS ALL I’M SAYING.

            • dr_zorg

              “Why can’t you see that it’s not about total number, but growth or decline in growth.”

              Why can’t you take into account the unanticipated mushrooming of the smartphone market as technology gets more advanced and yesterday’s high-end becomes today’s low end, and thus cheap?

              Yes, Nokia isn’t growing as fast as before (ONLY IN PERCENTAGE GROWTH, IT IS ACTUALLY SELLING MUCH MORE SMARTPHONES THAN BEFORE)
              because in the past two years or so there are several new competitors that haven’t been there before. Android and iOS. With the strong Apple brand recognition and the closed smartphone market that the U.S.(due to carriers), this is bound to make a dent in SPEED OF GROWTH, not in growth itself. Symbian is still the most used and the most selling OS, no matter how much you would like to deny it. We are not talking about what you or I think. We are talking about what IS. This is happening whether you or I like it. THIS IS ALL I’M SAYING.

              The consumers buying Nokia Symbian phones seem to think it is very competitive. Not everyone changes their smartphone every few months. So Symbian will be competitive well into the future, and any attempts to make it less so are purely artificial and are not based on consumer satisfaction at all.

              • yasu

                “Symbian is still the most used and the most selling OS, no matter how much you would like to deny it”
                Most used, yes, most selling, no, it succumbed to the Android army. Google by drastically lowering the barrier of entry to the smartphone market allowed a great many handset makers, some known, some less known to crowd the marketplace.

                • dr_zorg

                  If I’m not completely mistaken, Nokia (Symbian) had still the highest number of phones sold. So yes, it is still the most selling, even if the picture may change soon.

                  • dr_zorg

                    And just to set the record straight here, one quarter’s numbers don’t say anything yet. We need to see the numbers for the year to see the real picture.

                    • Rant

                      You didn’t look at the recent post did you?
                      There are figures in there that go as far back as Q4 2009.

                      Q4 2009:46%
                      Q1 2010: 40.6%
                      Q4 2010: 27%
                      Q1 2011: 19.6% (and lost no. 1 position)

                      If that isn’t a sign of trouble I don’t know what is.
                      Of course there are new players now that challenge Nokia, but Nokia isn’t putting up a fight either.

                    • yasu

                      @Rant.
                      “Q1 2011: 19.6% (and lost no. 1 position)”
                      Nokia is till the number one handset maker in the world in the world. That goes for all the phones or the smartphone category.

                      However, Android has passed Symbian in quarterly sales.

                    • Rant

                      @Yasu

                      I won’t dispute that, it is. But it has been dropping in share for a while now. The article about losing no.1 position says it all actually.

                      While the Asian market is still good business for Nokia they are loosing the high margin part of the world. And in Asia they will have a big fight with the Huawei type maufacturers that can really compete pricewise.

                      Being number one now is all good, but looking at the trend and future developments it’s more likely they will lose that position and more.

                    • yasu

                      @Rant,

                      Windows Phone 7.x will bail Nokia out and all will be good in the world, right?

                    • Rant

                      @Yasu

                      No, it won’t do it without Nokia putting some effort in to it.

                      I can’t help get the feeling that you know what I mean, but just post responses to get some reaction and hopefully start some flamewar or something.

                      Dang: Reacted again.

                    • yasu

                      You’re pushing on Nokia (and by inference Symbian) under performance, and sometimes with incorrect stuff, and you feel the need to add stuff when set straight (there go your reactions).

                      So, since Symbian is that bad, I ask you if you feel that WP7.x will cure all ills.

                      You are free to feel whatever you want.

              • Hypnopottamus

                You bring up a very good point. But you also have to look at 2 other things. The profit margin and how Nokia reacts to it. It is also known that Nokia has declining profits. Why is this? In order to sell more phones, they are constantly lowering/reducing the price of the units they sell. They MUST do this in order to negate the explosive rate of consumers buying other platforms. Just to stay on top, Nokia is playing the delicate balancing act between # of units of sold vs. profit per unit. The cheaper it is to buy a unit, the more units they will sell. You can only lower the price so much before you’re breaking even. This is the landscape Nokia is operating in at the moment.

          • Hypnopottamus

            About apps. It’s GREAT that the OVI store is growing. But the problem isn’t just about growth. Other platforms have way more apps. The developers of these apps are developing for MULTIPLE platforms. BUT…they are NOT porting over to Symbian! What does this mean? It means Symbian apps MUST rely on it’s own user base for app development. This may not sound like a problem, but look at it this way. Many companies/services are developing their own OFFICIAL applications. They don’t even think of Symbian. This means someone else must make their own app.

            Take banking apps. Many banks have developed apps where you can do your online banking via your phone. However, Symbian is constantly getting left out. Since this is an OFFICIAL app, it is unlikely that a 3rd party would be able to access that banks online system. This is just an example. The point is that when companies/services make OFFICIAL apps and don’t develop for Symbian, that leaves us out unless a 3rd party decides to do one (which isn’t always possible). THIS is why app growth isn’t necessarily the best indicator of development “success”.

            But I guess in your fantasy world you STILL have “proven me wrong”.

            • dr_zorg

              The banking apps is a good example, actually.

              But then you need to ask yourself: WHY do they not develop for Symbian? Is there no need? Yes there is. There are hundreds of millions of customers that can benefit from this.

              There is something fishy and strange going on.
              It’s a war on Symbian and European dominance in the smartphone systems.

              • MJT

                Yeah, quite a pity… thanks god there is still the old Symbian Open Source Core out there… so even if nokia fails Symbian is never totally lost. There can be any startup that could make its way up to the top again :-P

              • Hypnopottamus

                “There is something fishy and strange going on.
                It’s a war on Symbian and European dominance in the smartphone systems.”

                That may be and I think it stinks! Who knows what it’ll take for people to start looking at Symbian again from a developer standpoint. It’s not like it doesn’t have a presence. Symbian pretty much pioneered the modern smartphone!

  • Nemo

    Err go through the PDF. Page 5 clearly shows the a certain list of targeted platforms; Symbian and Android clearly indicated. I think Qt5 will bring a change to how Qt itself is rendered or processed, only to make it more flexible and more platform independent. Basically something like Java, code once and deploy anywhere .. but only this time to be completely able to use all underlying hardware benefits ..

    • 00

      The major difference between Java and Qt is

      Java – Code once -> Compile once -> Deploy Anywhere.
      Qt – Code once -> Compile for each platform -> Deploy to respective platform.

      And after reading the document, I haven’t seen any change in that..

      • http://shmerl.blogspot.com Shmerl

        Are you scared of compiling?-)

      • Jim

        java – based on virtual machine
        qt – native

        • tlink

          Qt 5 will have both, virtual machine (QML/JavaScript) and native!

          • Nemo

            ditto …

  • http://shmerl.blogspot.com Shmerl

    Meego uses X11, and possibly will use Wayland in the future. So Meego is covered.

  • tlink

    Until Qt 5 gets out, Symbian will be phased out or no longer relevant.

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