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  • Digia Merging Apple iOS Support Into Qt 5.1

    Phoronix: Digia Merging Apple iOS Support Into Qt 5.1

    Earlier this month it was noted about the Android support being merged for Qt 5.1 of the popular open-source tool-kit. Digia shared on Monday morning that they are also planning to merge Apple iOS support ahead of Qt 5.1...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMwNDg

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    Welcome to 2013. You can write native applications that can target every desktop OS, every mobile device, and they are native, the interface is written like javascript, and it's name is qt. I'm hoping there is a boom in C++ from this (mainly because I'm most experienced in C++, and a lot of the features of C++11 {smart pointers, lambdas, atomics} make it a lot more productive than Java / C# for me)
    Last edited by zanny; 02-18-2013, 11:45 AM.

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    • #3
      TRANSLATION: Hi this is your master Digia. Surrender all your hippie-licensed code so we can "diversify" to other markets. Because we really dont care about software freedom or believe in Linux.

      <3<3<3Iphone<3<3<3

      Sincerly (not) Yours,
      Wanna-be Oracle Digia.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by funkstar View Post
        translation: Hi this is your master digia. Surrender all your hippie-licensed code so we can "diversify" to other markets. Because we really dont care about software freedom or believe in linux.

        <3<3<3iphone<3<3<3

        sincerly (not) yours,
        wanna-be oracle digia.
        what. The. Fuck?!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
          TRANSLATION: Hi this is your master Digia. Surrender all your hippie-licensed code so we can "diversify" to other markets. Because we really dont care about software freedom or believe in Linux.

          <3<3<3Iphone<3<3<3

          Sincerly (not) Yours,
          Wanna-be Oracle Digia.
          Right...... Less platforms is more freedom.



          Orwell was an optimist.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by halfmanhalfamazing View Post
            Right...... Less platforms is more freedom.
            Less focus on software freedom ... is less software freedom. Considering software freedom is a restrictive license it is consistent logic.

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            • #7
              Now it will be (at least at experimental level) on iOS, Android, BB10, Sailfish, Ubuntu phones... but not WP, so not for Nokia. Quite ironic.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
                Less focus on software freedom ... is less software freedom.
                They brought a GPL toolkit to iOS users. This expands the freedom of iOS users and iOS developers.

                The alternative is to not have any GPL toolkit on iOS, which obviously means less freedom.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                  They brought a GPL toolkit to iOS users. This expands the freedom of iOS users and iOS developers.

                  The alternative is to not have any GPL toolkit on iOS, which obviously means less freedom.
                  Don't argue with the trolls. It just encourages them.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by carewolf View Post
                    Don't argue with the trolls. It just encourages them.
                    But it's LGPL, obviously missing the important fact you can use it in proprietary software even though you have to release changes, so his entire argument is invalid, Digia is evil, and Gnome is the only real anything ever. Or something. Can we start hating on Enlightenment because it exists? How dare they write software they want in their free time?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by erendorn View Post
                      Now it will be (at least at experimental level) on iOS, Android, BB10, Sailfish, Ubuntu phones... but not WP, so not for Nokia. Quite ironic.
                      Port to Windows Runtime kick-started.

                      First supported mobile OS for Qt5 was the N9 btw, it was fully working a year before Qt5 was even released.

                      For those interested in how to fast JavaScript is even possible on iOS or WP, try to read this: QML Engine Internals Part 3: Binding Types. V4 is some awesome shit.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by carewolf View Post
                        Port to Windows Runtime kick-started.

                        First supported mobile OS for Qt5 was the N9 btw, it was fully working a year before Qt5 was even released.

                        For those interested in how to fast JavaScript is even possible on iOS or WP, try to read this: QML Engine Internals Part 3: Binding Types. V4 is some awesome shit.
                        aw, that would be nice!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by zanny View Post
                          But it's LGPL, obviously missing the important fact you can use it in proprietary software even though you have to release changes, so his entire argument is invalid, ...
                          LOL. Are you blind or what? Digias understanding of "free" is to force all contributors to assign the a very broad license so they can screw the GPL.

                          Originally posted by Oracle2
                          You should develop with a Qt commercial license if you:

                          Use, modify and redistribute Qt with no obligation to share your source code
                          Access technical support and product updates
                          Enjoy greater freedom to license your application as you wish
                          Use static linking in your application
                          Use the additional functionality provided as the part of commercial license
                          Need to incorporate proprietary software for mission-critical applications that prohibits use of open source software
                          Need for product warranties & indemnities
                          Need to secure that your software cannot be accessed or manipulated by end users
                          .
                          there you have it. Digia(Oracle2) busine$$ is selling as many commercial licensed Qt products as possible. They do this by targeting closed platforms with commercial software.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
                            LOL. Are you blind or what? Digias understanding of "free" is to force all contributors to assign the a very broad license so they can screw the GPL.



                            there you have it. Digia(Oracle2) busine$$ is selling as many commercial licensed Qt products as possible. They do this by targeting closed platforms with commercial software.
                            Not Quite funkstar, what that says is the following:
                            Our toolkit is under LGPL, but if you want a BSD equivalent license and paid support... you can have it, for a price (e.g. you get all of the freedom of the LGPL but if you want more than that you have to pay for it, which is fair). It says nothing about having to pay to use other platforms the way you have to do with say Mono.

                            Oh and funkstar you're kinda neckbearding it out yourself if you think that having a completely portable (write once, compile and run anywhere (including all the mobile OSes: BBX, iOS, Android, WindowsRT, etc...)), open source toolkit is a bad thing. I mean unless you like people writing to device specific closed source toolkits...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
                              Not Quite funkstar, what that says is the following:
                              Our toolkit is under LGPL, but if you want a BSD equivalent license and paid support... you can have it, ...

                              Thank you for putting it straight; Qt is NOT under the license restriction making it free software. Go tell that loud and clear to all the Qt neckbeardos.

                              Oh and funkstar you're kinda neckbearding it out yourself if you think that having a completely portable (write once, compile and run anywhere (including all the mobile OSes: BBX, iOS, Android, WindowsRT, etc...)), open source toolkit is a bad thing. I mean unless you like people writing to device specific closed source toolkits...
                              I couldnt care less for a commercial toolkit targeting all the closed OSes. I dont give a fuck. However when Qt clearly is dong evil with the contributor license and slings FUD from the sales offices it gets to ne my business. I suggest you try call em and ask if the commercial license offers you protection against open source and you will have the bad mouthing open source in minutes. Been there done that.

                              Im gonna repeat this; DIGIAS BUSINESS IS NOT TO BE YOUR FAVORITE HIPPIEWARE TOOLKIT FOR HIPPIE-LINIX. DIGIAS BUSINESS IS TO SELL AS MANY COMMERCIAL LICENSES AND GET AS MANY RUNTIMES OUTTHERE. IS HOW THEY MAKE MONEY. AND IF PEOPLE WONT USE LINUX, QT MUST CONE TO PEOPLE(IPS, WINDOW, QNX ET AL.)

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