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  • #31
    Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
    I just don't see any company, with the resources to do a proper job of modernizing QT, to take it on. Beyond that a community project would likely die out or degerate into a developers nightmare. I just don't see something like QT lasting without strong corporate sponsorship and I don't see any corporation taking interest.
    I assume you Qt is in much better position than gtk and it's also much stronger.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Alejandro Nova View Post
      RIM is almost as doomed as Nokia, but, unlike Nokia, they are betting the house on Qt, and those Trolls could do wonders with a company that actually depends on them.
      agreed.

      never mind Intel, I hope RIM buy Qt:

      http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http...FSOLWo1YIoUrYQ

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      • #33
        What in RMS's beard is that abomination above? A facebook redirector instead of a direct url? Complete with ads and tracking?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by curaga View Post
          What in RMS's beard is that abomination above?
          Lol I suppose there aren't many non-tech savvy users around, so no harm done.

          Anyway, I really really liked the N9 and Meego. It's one of the most simple and effective mobile OSes I tried. If they had pushed it further with more models at other price points I'm almost sure Nokia would have become a relevant company once again.

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          • #35
            Actually this could be very good for Qt, because it could mean an end to the CLA which would result in a stronger Qt community. Besides I somehow doubt all of these devs are just going to disappear from the project, ICS, KDAB, and otherwise are probably already setting up to pick over the corpse and it's likely that most if not all of these devs will be staying in the ecosystem that way.

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            • #36
              IBM would be a good fit. Heck Red Hat does a new desktop based on Qt.

              IBM has been doing a ton of work that could use Qt. I think that Qt might be the best framework for building applications in house and has really gotten allot of traction with Python and other programmers the past year or so.

              Personally gnome is a mess of a frame work and Qt is very elegant IMHO.

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              • #37
                Huh? What desktop is RedHat doing with Qt?

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                • #38
                  Just Saying New Desktop

                  I was just saying that Red Hat could come up with a new DE i.e. I'm talking out of my butt. I just hate GTK look and feel and would like to see more use of Qt in Linux.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by curaga View Post
                    What in RMS's beard is that abomination above? A facebook redirector instead of a direct url? Complete with ads and tracking?
                    easy tiger.

                    simply did "copy-link-location" from where i had already posted it on facebook.

                    no big deal, knickers can be untwisted, etc.

                    original link here:

                    http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermai...st/005483.html

                    (cannot seem to edit post now to remove the facebook redirector)

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                    • #40
                      Jolla play

                      This basically ends Jolla dreams of MeeGo revival. While Nokia explicitly hurting them would cause a PR disaster in Finland, a 3rd party will not have such reservations. Of course if a desktop oriented company buys it, they may still cooperate.
                      Let's hope Digia pick that after all.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by dmsogor View Post
                        This basically ends Jolla dreams of MeeGo revival. While Nokia explicitly hurting them would cause a PR disaster in Finland, a 3rd party will not have such reservations. Of course if a desktop oriented company buys it, they may still cooperate.
                        Let's hope Digia pick that after all.
                        Digia's been doing pretty badly, continous layoffs for near two years, stock plummeting, the whole package. I doubt they are in much position to make acquisitions.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                          I'd love to see nokia bankrupt and stephen flop burnt at the stake by its investors.
                          I think what happens - is something different:

                          Nokia will be bought out by microsoft, probably inclusive Qt.

                          This would be the most dirtiest day in Qt history!

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                          • #43
                            The worst outcome for Qt just happened.

                            The open core busine$$ provider of Qt Commercial just aquired Qt. First messages to the public: Lets fire some more people and focus on nonlinux platforms like iOS, win8 and Android. We all know what this means; Angry Qt devel will see theire relevancy to free software and linux will deminish thus attacking the Gnomers because they wont be affected by this royal screw up.

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                            • #44
                              ^ That's true unfortunately. The original press release (in Finnish: http://www.kauppalehti.fi/5/i/porssi...d=201208090007 ) implies people will be let go, and that the focus will shift to those platforms.

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                              • #45
                                What do you mean? They said they want to hire 125 Qt devs:

                                http://www.digia.com/en/Home/Company...Qt-from-Nokia/

                                Also, the focus will be on Desktop, not mobiles.

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