January 23, 2012

Ayman Ayman
Lab Rat
13 posts

It’s true that Qt 5 will not be available for Symbian?!!!!

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It’s true that Qt5 will not be available for Symbian?!!!! :(

look this: http://doc.qt.nokia.com/5.0-snapshot/supported-platforms.html [doc.qt.nokia.com]
last lines:

Planned Changes for Qt 5.0
The following changes to the list of supported platforms are at time of publishing planned for Qt 5.0: – Symbian support is going to be removed.

if yes, this will be a one more sad news about Symbian :(

and the most astonishing is “Windows CE and Windows Mobile” will be supported in Qt5!!!! (you can read this in first lines: http://doc.qt.nokia.com/5.0-snapshot/supported-platforms.html [doc.qt.nokia.com])
The dead Windows Mobile is more important than Symbian for Nokia now!!! what’s the hell about the new strategy of Nokia!
can any guys form Nokia or Qt team give us a clarification about this?
The only explanation that I found is: “Nokia will kill Symbian before Qt5/Qt Quick 2 will be released”, I hope any guys from Nokia/Qt team tell me this is not true and give us a clarification

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January 23, 2012

leon.anavi leon.anavi
Mad Scientist
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Ayman wrote:
if yes, this will be a one more sad news about Symbian :(

Yes, this will be very sad indeed :(

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January 24, 2012

Ayman Ayman
Lab Rat
13 posts

please vote here for maintaining support of Qt Quick 2 for Symbian Belle/Carla Devices: https://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTBUG-23856 [bugreports.qt.nokia.com]

January 24, 2012

artem.marchenko artem.marche..
Lab Rat
72 posts

Oh well, Symbian is supposed to die soon and porting Qt Quick 2 to it, especially to older models, especially when so many Symbian people are laid off already..

IMHO, unless it is real easy, such porting could make big sense only if Windows Phone sales suck real much. But in this case, there are good chances others will try to buy Nokia, MSFT is likely to win and then improving Symbian much doesn’t make sense anyway.

January 27, 2012

sriks sriks
Lab Rat
122 posts

Nokia wasted precious time and talent in porting Qt to S50 5th edition phones. They should have ported directly to the updated Symbian UI. Better not to do the same mistake again by investing in a platform which got a expiry date.

January 27, 2012

GentooXativa GentooXativa
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126 posts

This is a stab on the back… :(

so sad, after read the sale of s40 device number 1.500.000.000

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January 29, 2012

Ayman Ayman
Lab Rat
13 posts

and the most astonishing is “Windows CE and Windows Mobile” will be supported in Qt5!!!! (you can read this in first lines: http://doc.qt.nokia.com/5.0-snapshot/supported-platforms.html [doc.qt.nokia.com])
The dead Windows Mobile is more important than Symbian for Nokia now!!! what’s the hell about the new strategy of Nokia!
can any guys form Nokia or Qt team give us a clarification about this?

The only explanation that I found is: “Nokia will kill Symbian before Qt5/Qt Quick 2 will be released”, I hope any guys from Nokia/Qt team tell me this is not true and give us a clarification

January 29, 2012

Andre Andre
Robot Herder
6295 posts

GentooXativa wrote:
This is a stab on the back… :(

so sad, after read the sale of s40 device number 1.500.000.000

But S40 isn’t Symbian at all, and doesn’t run Qt now either. So what’s your point?

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January 29, 2012

leon.anavi leon.anavi
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1199 posts
Ayman wrote:
and the most astonishing is “Windows CE and Windows Mobile” will be supported in Qt5!!!! (you can read this in first lines: http://doc.qt.nokia.com/5.0-snapshot/supported-platforms.html [doc.qt.nokia.com])

Considering the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft the support of Microsoft’s OS is not that surprising. I hope that Windows Phone will be supported too.

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January 29, 2012

Andre Andre
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Support for at least Windows CE isn’t supprising at all. It is used a lot in the embedded world, and that is an important market for Qt.

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January 29, 2012

sierdzio sierdzio
Area 51 Engineer
4110 posts

Guys – relax. The whole notion of platform support is different in Qt5. Those that are to be officially supported are listed in the article you linked. Non-desktop platforms are now meant to be provided as platform plugins. Nokia seems to be abandoning Symbian in Qt5, but there is nothing stopping the community from providing a platform plugin. This may come as bad news, but actually helps keep Qt5 sources cleaner and more consistent – and let us not forget, that Qt4 is still strong and supports Symbian fully.

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January 30, 2012

Ayman Ayman
Lab Rat
13 posts
sierdzio wrote:
Guys – relax. The whole notion of platform support is different in Qt5. Those that are to be officially supported are listed in the article you linked. Non-desktop platforms are now meant to be provided as platform plugins. Nokia seems to be abandoning Symbian in Qt5, but there is nothing stopping the community from providing a platform plugin. This may come as bad news, but actually helps keep Qt5 sources cleaner and more consistent – and let us not forget, that Qt4 is still strong and supports Symbian fully.

If Nokia will not release officially Qt Quick 2 for Symbian, applications built with Qt Quick 2 will not accepted in Nokia Store even if community port Qt 5 to Symbian…
Qt Quick 2 (in preview version) is amazing and will offer many new possibilities to developers for Symbian… Hope Nokia go back in their decision and continue the support of the amazing Symbian…

January 30, 2012

Ayman Ayman
Lab Rat
13 posts
Andre wrote:
Support for at least Windows CE isn’t supprising at all. It is used a lot in the embedded world, and that is an important market for Qt.

who is most used in the world, windows mobile or Symbian? then who is the most important market for Qt, Windows Mobile or Symbian? definitely Symbian if you see the statistics

January 30, 2012

dboddie dboddie
Lab Rat
2 posts

I wouldn’t get too excited/upset about the supported platforms page at the moment. Traditionally, it’s been one of the last pages to be updated before a release and, unless I’ve missed some important news, that hasn’t happened yet.

But the planned changes for Qt 5.0 section looks pretty final, I have to agree.

March 11, 2012

mbnoimi mbnoimi
Robot Herder
482 posts

Ayman wrote:
who is most used in the world, windows mobile or Symbian?

Personally, I think both of them are dead to me but Symbian still the most popular. But I’m wondering if Qt will drops Symbian support why no one think about Android!!!

Android came from Linux and there is a promising open source project for using Qt into Android ( http://sourceforge.net/p/necessitas/home/necessitas/ )… why Qt don’t merge that project with one of upcoming versions?

March 11, 2012

leon.anavi leon.anavi
Mad Scientist
1199 posts
mbnoimi wrote:
But I’m wondering if Qt will drops Symbian support why no one think about Android!!!

You are very badly informed. There is a project for bringing Qt to Android! It is called Necessitas [sourceforge.net] and its results are quite good :)

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