August 9, 2012

Andre Andre
Robot Herder
6396 posts

Future of Qt: Digia aquires Qt

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Digia announced [digia.com] that it has bought Qt from Nokia.

Some quotes from the announcement:

Following the acquisition Digia becomes responsible for all the Qt activities formerly carried out by Nokia. These include product development, as well as the commercial and open source licensing and service business.

So, we will still have commercial and Open Source Qt.
Following the acquisition, Digia plans to quickly enable Qt on Android, iOS and Windows 8 platforms.

So, more platforms, both on mobile and on the desktop!
As part of the transaction, a maximum of 125 Qt people from Nokia will transfer to Digia, mostly based in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany.

So, at least part of the team seems to be saved, but a pitty that that was appearantly not possible for the Brisbane team.
Digia encourages all current ecosystem members to continue working on improving Qt with full confidence in Digia’s continued investment to make Qt the leading cross-platform development framework. Digia will work with ecosystem members to secure a successful release of Qt5 and is committed to continuing the Qt Project in order to maintain Qt’s availability under both open source and commercial licenses.

So, Digia is committed to continue the Qt Project.

Edit:
Message that was just posted on the mailinglist:


I’m sending this to you on behalf of Tuukka Turunen.

Dear all,

I am happy to let you know that today Digia announced its plans to acquire the Qt technology and assume main responsibility for all Qt activities from Nokia. This includes driving forth the Qt Project together with the community. The acquisition also includes a part of the Nokia Qt team. Read the full blog post for more details: http://www.digia.com/en/Blogs/Qt-blog/Tuukka-Turunen/Dates/2012/8/Digia-extends-commitment-to-acquire-Qt-from-Nokia

All in all, I think this is very good news.

52 replies

August 9, 2012

sierdzio sierdzio
Area 51 Engineer
4680 posts

We’ll see how it will work in reality, but so far the news is great! Not only Qt has found a new home, but also a lot of developers have a guaranteed job, and we may see official support for new platforms. Brilliant!

Edit: typos. Lots.

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August 9, 2012

giowck giowck
Lab Rat
20 posts

Great news. New platforms: Android, iOS and Windows 8!
And I like this: “bring back focus on Qt’s desktop and embedded platform support, while widening the support for mobile operating systems”

August 9, 2012

Sam Sam
Ant Farmer
682 posts

Great news :)

“Wow my 200th post for a good news :P”

August 9, 2012

stereomatching stereomatchi..
Ant Farmer
502 posts

Congratulation

August 9, 2012

ludek.vodicka ludek.vodicka
Lab Rat
32 posts

Very good news!

August 9, 2012

KA51O KA51O
Hobby Entomologist
478 posts

great news, thanks for sharing them!

I wonder what will happen to this great forum in the process of the migration from Nokia to Digia

August 9, 2012

qtnext qtnext
Lab Rat
149 posts

So Good !!!

will android, ios and windows 8 Qt Platform available as ios ?
For android : do you plan to help to the necessitas qt android or it’s a new port ?
Ios : Do you plan to works with Ian from qt4ios ?

August 9, 2012

Immii Immii
Lab Rat
239 posts

This news is something will bring relief to many QT stake holders specially those who started investing in Qt less than a year a go and had hard time last month when news came in that Nokia is ditching it.

August 9, 2012

Jayakrishnan.M Jayakrishnan..
Lab Rat
201 posts

Qt everywhere. Let this become true.

August 9, 2012

sierdzio sierdzio
Area 51 Engineer
4680 posts
Jayakrishnan.M wrote:
Qt everywhere. Let this become true.

Indeed. Oh, indeed :)

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August 9, 2012

madhuti madhuti
Lab Rat
3 posts

Great, and I like this news….
Hope “Dream come to true”

August 9, 2012

DerManu DerManu
Lab Rat
509 posts

Finally free of Elop’s (and thus Microsofts) death grip. And with proper Android and iOS support, maybe Qt5/QML will after all have been a good idea for mobile platforms.

August 9, 2012

qtnext qtnext
Lab Rat
149 posts

I hopes it will be possible to use QML on QT5 Ios .. for now it seems that there is a big issue with V8 on ios ?

August 9, 2012

Andre Andre
Robot Herder
6396 posts

Message that was posted on the mailinglist:


I’m sending this to you on behalf of Tuukka Turunen.

Dear all,

I am happy to let you know that today Digia announced its plans to acquire the Qt technology and assume main responsibility for all Qt activities from Nokia. This includes driving forth the Qt Project together with the community. The acquisition also includes a part of the Nokia Qt team. Read the full blog post for more details: http://www.digia.com/en/Blogs/Qt-blog/Tuukka-Turunen/Dates/2012/8/Digia-extends-commitment-to-acquire-Qt-from-Nokia

August 9, 2012

codenode codenode
Lab Rat
73 posts

Ah, great! This is going in the right direction.
Lets hope that the Trolls in down under get saved too, then everything should be fine.

I’d like to see Qt spread to more platforms, Android and iOS are a good way to start.
But I also think that the qt project must be continued, Qt has to become independent.

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