A fork of Qt…
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Very well, but – I ask honestly – why just at the actual date there is the Qt-SDK and tools version for embedded platforms that is under license only ?
what happened to you QtFree project at http://gitorious.org/qtfree [gitorious.org]? I just checked the fork and it seems dead – no activities since March 01? How will you proceed? When can we expect first results? Do you have a documentation set up already?
Was this fork only some kind of joke or can we expect some serious results soon?
After a “small” research of QtCore I realized that split it into modules not so easy task as it was with corelib\tools. It can be done but amount of changes in code would be so large and I just won’t be able to support this code with upstream, at least by my self. More of that, so huge amount of work will be useless at this time.