Future of Qt
The Jolla news is good. Hope they come up with something good. RIM, the other supporter of Qt seems to be going down. Is there any other news regarding Qt, Qt on WP8, Qt partnering alliance etc ? Who will take Qt forward. It will need the backing of big companies to move forward, something like the linux foundation.
Nokia itself remains silent about it plans.
Of course they do. We were still owed an explanation about the last disaster, and that never came either. Not officially, anyway. So don’t count on any statement this time either. You’ll just notice if you see a press release that Qt was sold off, or that devs have been layed off, or that there simply continue to be loads of commits that keep on streaming in from the Nokia, and that nothing has really happened. Everything else is just rumours.
Nokia is effectively under the umbrella of MS, needless to say there is no place for a competing cross-platform SDK framework under that umbrella. I really hope Nokia will let go and sell Qt to some company whose corporate politics won’t be as limiting.
If Nokia didn’t suffer all those loses in term of money and market share, its relationship with MS could have been better, but now, as the “holly savoir” MS is in position to call the shots.
One simply has to give credit where it is due. Nokia failed to KEEP UP and lost so much, they could have easily spent 10% of what they LOST and dictate and set standards, both iOS and Android devices have plenty of weaknesses and it doesn’t really take all that much to make a product line to out-compete them, provided you have the resources which Nokia did. Alas… the world is being ran by fools, that much should be obvious to everyone at this point…
Haven’t looked at git, but on sourceforge the last update is dated 18 February, which is exactly 5 months ago.
the situation would improve manifold if a company backed the port
I have a feeling if Trolltech remained independent Android would be officially supported today.
exactly. Had trolltech remained independant there would have been official support for both ios and android