Phoronix: Nokia Slams Office Working On Qt Components
Word has leaked out that Nokia will be shutting down their Brisbane Australia office next month. This is the office that's responsible for developing and maintaining several Qt components...
Everybody knew this would happen and more will come. This is tough luck for people who wasted time and money on Qt skills and certificarions. At least they should be noble enough to accept the matter instead of trying to hijack other open source projects. Right now someone is wasting the GIMP devs time by suggesting a Qt port. Jeez talk about bad manners.
Go fork Qt instead to make it free(free as in no Nokia ties)
Obviously this was also part of MS's plan. Its pretty disgusting how they killed nokia, meego and QT. and of course, thousands lost jobs over this. and hundred of companies based on that work are now in troubles. and of course, free projects as well.
This is horrible news. With any luck though, Nokia's detatchement from qt will make other firms feel more comfortable to take it and use it for themselves and more importantly, help maintain it like trolltech and nokia had done in the past.
Qt ain't dead yet. Sure nokia may not be putting as much code into it now but I heard intel has been hiring a large number of laid off qt devs. Who cares if mokia puts in less code if all the devs just work on it at different companies. In all likelihood Nokia will probably sell Qt off, they already did so with the commercial version being sold to digia. Besides if qt ever becomes nonfree Kde obtains a BSD licensed version. At a technical level Qt is way better then Gtk, and the best cross playform toolkit/framework.
To my understanding there are a lot of Qt companies hiring developers at the moment. Thanks to Qt project it possible if not ideal that many companies develope Qt jointly. That being said this is obviously sad and someone seriously should buy the Nokia's Qt unit alltogether.
I don't often do application development for Linux but when I do I much prefer Qt versus GTK. I can't imagine the community letting Qt die. It is easily one of the best frameworks for any platform, much less Linux specifically.
Yeah thats right, someone believes you need to give mr Elop complete control and free code, and then someday he will grant you a linux toolkit to break Microsofts dominance. Please disregard that Elop blew meltemi and meeGo