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  • Qt's Lars Knoll: "It's Really Sad To See This Happen"

    Phoronix: Qt's Lars Knoll: "It's Really Sad To See This Happen"

    Lars Knoll, the current Qt Chief Architect at Nokia and responsible for leading the Qt 5.0 development, has commented on the shutting down of Nokia's Qt Australia office...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE1MjU

  • #2
    maillinglists

    We know how to subscribe to Qt's maillinglists.

    You don't have to forward everything to here.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lethal View Post
      We know how to subscribe to Qt's maillinglists.

      You don't have to forward everything to here.
      Forwarding does not hurt. Not everyone is on mail list.

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      • #4
        I feel sad for Nokia, they are doomed.

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        • #5
          Considering the talent, they're probably getting offers already.

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          • #6
            I agree that former Qt developers will probably find theirselves on the easier side of the labor market, but I think everyone here would prefer to see some other company buy the whole Qt thing and continue with the current developers. If Nokia regards the Qt team as nothing more than an opportunity to save money, but does not sell Qt to someone with an actual interest in improving it, then the project will slowly die.

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            • #7
              Not that it matters much but; since when is Lars Norwegian?
              I know his father and he is German at least.

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              • #8
                part of the deal

                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?
                Last edited by frantaylor; 08-02-2012, 12:55 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by frantaylor View Post
                  Why else would they extend their resources to snuff it out?
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Indeed, I really do not see Microsoft having any specific interest in QT one way or the other.

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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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