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  • #11
    Originally posted by TheBlackCat View Post
    That is the thing, Microsoft is not losing anything whatsoever on this deal. Personally I just think it is a Micorosft scheme to buy an established cell phone company for cheap so they can compete more directly with apple. Qt was just collateral damage.
    I find the whole MS+Nokia fiasco to be comical.
    MS "buys" Nokia (in a manner of speaking) in order to have Nokia drag them to the top.
    Instead, MS drags Nokia to the bottom...

    LMAO!

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    • #12
      The bottom

      Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
      Instead, MS drags Nokia to the bottom...
      LMAO!
      Im sorry to inform you about some well known facts; Qt IS the bottom...

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      • #13
        Originally posted by frantaylor View Post
        Nokia signs deal with Microsoft

        Nokia allows Qt to disintigrate

        Microsoft publishes tools and guidelines for porting Qt applications to Windows

        Anyone see the pattern here???

        All these years and NOTHING EVER CHANGES

        Clearly Qt 5.0 is considered a THREAT to Microsoft

        Why else would they extend their resources to snuff it out?
        Exactly, but trolls like Elanthis will keep spreading FUD about Linux and praise M$.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
          Indeed, I really do not see Microsoft having any specific interest in QT one way or the other.
          Microsoft makes public statements "We need developers for Windows 8"

          How do you score a successful developer? Get him to drop his current choices.

          Tell us more about Microsoft doesn't care about which development platform is used by 400,000 developers

          Microsoft is DEATHLY AFRAID of cross-platform development environments where you REALLY CAN compare the same app on different platforms.

          They will do WHATEVER THEY CAN to avoid ANY ability for Windows development skills to have any use on any other platform

          They want it so that you can't share any code between your Windows port and any of your other ports. They want you to write your other ports from scratch, or even better, not bother.

          When Microsoft says "it's all about the developers" what they are saying is that they want developers everywhere to be studing the arcana on MSDN and not looking anywhere else.

          Google wrote Google Earth in Qt. Microsoft must HATE that companies like Google can write a Qt app and push it out to a range of platforms.

          IBM invented "lock-in" in 1960s, for goodness sake! How people can deliberately ignore it after all these years is inconceivable.

          Hey you developers out there! Do you notice that your windows skills and knowledge are useless on every other plaform? Do you think this is by design?

          If this sounds off the wall, I have to ask: if you were Microsoft, what would you do to protect your market share??? The obvious! Lock out the competitors.
          Last edited by frantaylor; 08-02-2012, 03:08 PM.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by frantaylor View Post
            Google wrote Google Earth in Qt. Microsoft must HATE that companies like Google can write a Qt app and push it out to a range of platforms.
            They didn't write it, they bought it. And Google is moving it bit by bit into the web as the possibilities of the web advance.

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            • #16
              Originally posted by 0xCAFE View Post
              They didn't write it, they bought it. And Google is moving it bit by bit into the web as the possibilities of the web advance.
              The fact that they bought it doesn't have anything to do with the fact that it's written in Qt

              If you want to put it that way, no corporation writes any software because they pay human beings to do it.

              Google is still publishing updates to Google Earth

              They will kill it off when you can do the same in html5

              good luck with that

              in the meantime enjoy the cross-platform goodness

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              • #17
                Originally posted by frantaylor View Post
                Google is still publishing updates to Google Earth

                They will kill it off when you can do the same in html5

                good luck with that

                in the meantime enjoy the cross-platform goodness
                The Google Earth Web plugin isn't based on Qt, and MapsGL is the beginning of a pure HTML5 Google Earth.

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by 0xCAFE View Post
                  The Google Earth Web plugin isn't based on Qt, and MapsGL is the beginning of a pure HTML5 Google Earth.
                  exposing OpenGL to web code is a frightening security mess

                  OpenGL was designed for the ground up for max performance, it has no security features whatsoever

                  gluing on security is a horrible painful and slow process, ask microsoft

                  in the meantime it's a laboratory experiment

                  some of us have work to do today

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by frantaylor View Post
                    exposing OpenGL to web code is a frightening security mess

                    OpenGL was designed for the ground up for max performance, it has no security features whatsoever

                    gluing on security is a horrible painful and slow process, ask microsoft

                    in the meantime it's a laboratory experiment

                    some of us have work to do today
                    Yes, and webDX is where?

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
                      Im sorry to inform you about some well known facts; Qt IS the bottom...
                      you're aware that qt is used by hundreds and hundreds of companies for internal apps that never show up in any "marketplace"???

                      Check out the rates for Qt consultants, not bad for "the bottom"

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