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    [Phoronix:]Qt 5, KDE 5 To Be Written In C++11 (C++0x)?

    Marc Mutz, a Qt/KDE developer, has written a blog post calling for C++11 to be utilized quickly by Qt, KDE, and other free software projects. Mutz wants C++11 to be adopted as quickly as possible for the new features of this language and to avoid this language becoming stagnant or only slowly deployed over many years. Mutz also calls for C++98 support to be dropped as quickly as possible.

    There's already been other blog posts responding to this proposal. It's extremely unlikely that C++11 will be a requirement for Qt 5.0, which is due for release next year, and that it's also unlikely for KDE 5 / KDE Frameworks. However, optional support for C++11 may come sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onicsis View Post
    From what I know, even Qt still does not use all the features of new C++11 standard.
    Qt5 needs to be compatible with old compilers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onicsis View Post
    Unlike closed source software, any dead open source code can be ressurected and brought back to life after many years.
    Mention that Google did not find anything relevant.
    Correct. So opensource project live as long as someone needs it and able to develop it. When everyone abandons it, it's historic relic. Kind of archives or so. And to my taste Solaris is a bad choice. Sun released Solaris as opensource too late (Linux has been a way too strong competitor at the moment), under awkward license (IIRC initial plan has been GPLv3 but they never got to this point), some essential parts were not opensourced (serious disadvantage compared to Linux) and so on. Not to mention Linux does not depends on single company - fail of single company can't stop Linux. OTOH Sun has been sold to Oracle and Oracle had no interest to those projects. So most solaris-based project either completely died or half-dead.

    So everyone who bet on this project were betting on dead horse.

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    Unfortuneli OpenSolaris derivates could become a time bomb, because of patents, such as those related to ZFS, patents owend by Oracle.
    An application or any application should not be tied to any given OS, but developed as a cross-platform from the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onicsis View Post
    Unfortuneli OpenSolaris derivates could become a time bomb, because of patents, such as those related to ZFS, patents owend by Oracle.
    An application or any application should not be tied to any given OS, but developed as a cross-platform from the start.
    The CDDL provides patent protection, so that should be impossible.

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