Qt SDK Roadmap
Considering recent events, would it be possible to get an update in the near future of the road map for the QT SDK? We have been waiting for a long time for the new multimedia stuff to be integrated into Qt, so I am hoping that will take place now that the focus has been removed from mobility. The current SDK 1.1 says it targets symbian for mobility stuff so I guess that is the only place you can use the new multimedia api’s.
Information like this would go a long way towards restoring good will in the community. When I can install Qt and see a QML video player working as one of the built in examples (not in a simulator) for the desktop, then I will believe that Nokia is committed to maintaining Qt in good faith.
So. I poked around and was told to point to this blog [labs.qt.nokia.com] stating that there won’t be more items going into Qt itself. We will rather decouple some of the current items.
In the Mobility docs [doc.qt.nokia.com] it doesn’t look too bad when it comes to platform support.
The Qt SDK 1.1 will have Qt 4.7 + Qt Mobility, i.e same versions as in the tech preview.
Does that help?
Duff: One of the problems with the QML examples in our previous SDKs was the packaging of Qt Mobility – it was built for the simulator in the SDK but not for the desktop (where a lot of the APIs don’t make sense, but obviously Multimedia does). There are QML bindings for multimedia already (http://doc.qt.nokia.com/qtmobility-1.1.0/qml-multimedia.html etc).
And as Alexandra mentioned, we plan to split QtMultimediaKit out of Mobility, to make it easier to build etc. It will still be delivered through the SDK as usual.