Nokia had always stated there would be no restriction on QT for Windows 8, and now Digia (whom Nokia has always worked closely with and had sold its Qt licensing and services business to) are apparently going to bring Qt applications for Windows 8. This would tie in nicely for Nokia should they ever make another tablet which isn’t Windows but still run Qt applications.
Apparently no modifications were needed to make the Qt apps run like they did on Windows 7 but to make the maximum benefit for Windows 8, Metro style needed to be brought to those Qt apps. Makes sense if you want a more consistent look though if the app looks great anyway it’s often more than acceptable.
Now if only WP8 could get Qt too.
Thanks Bas for the tip