1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

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

Qt

Published on 02 August 2012 09:38 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Qt
31 Comments

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.

Word leaked two days ago that Nokia would be shutting down their Qt Brisbane office in August, which holds the responsibility of developing and maintaining several Qt components -- including Qt Quick and other important pieces to this tool-kit they acquired from Trolltech. The shutting down of this office goes with the very likely plans that they are selling off Qt.

There's been a lot of negative words towards Nokia -- besides everything else in past months after falling jumping in bed with Microsoft -- with this move to effectively abandon Qt and the fate being uncertain. One can only hope many of these important Qt developers will find employment elsewhere and can continue contributing to upstream Qt.

Qt's Lars Knoll: "It's Really Sad To See This Happen"
Not many are happy about Nokia's actions surrounding Qt, the open-source toolkit from Norway.


Lars Knoll, who has worked on Qt going back to 2000 when he joined Trolltech and worked his way up to being the Qt Chief Architect at Nokia, has publicly commented on Nokia's Brisbane office closing. Below is Knoll's message from the Qt Project mailing list.
I talked a bit with the team in Brisbane this morning. Obviously the mood there is somewhat grim.

Talking for me, it's really sad to see this happen. There are a lot of bright engineers working in that office and I have been working with many of them for quite some time now. I really hope that everybody will find a new job soon, and that most of the people will actually stay connected to the Qt ecosystem and Qt project in some form or another.

For Qt as a product, it is now really important to remember that we do have the Qt project and a live and active community around it. This might make some things a bit more difficult in the short term, but we will find ways to deal with this and to continue to move Qt forward.

I'll try to keep this list posted and informed as good as I can.

Lars

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Khronos Group Announces Vulkan, OpenCL 2.1, SPIR-V
  2. Samsung 850 EVO SSD Linux Benchmarks
  3. Kubuntu 15.04 Is Turning Out Quite Nice, Good Way To Try Out The Latest KDE
  4. 5-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Core i3 NUC
  5. OCZ ARC 100 Linux SSD Benchmarks
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook
Latest Linux News
  1. Samba 4.2 Brings Transparent File Compression & Clustering Support
  2. Mutter 3.15.91 Fixes Wayland Nested Compositor Mode, Pointer Constraining
  3. NVIDIA Opens Up CPU-Based PhysX Code
  4. SPIR-V In GCC Is Already Being Talked About
  5. Valve Launches SteamOS Sale, Confirms A Lot Of New Linux Games
  6. Ubuntu Cloud Switches Over To Using Systemd By Default
  7. Xfce 4.12 Might Make It For Fedora 22
  8. Pictures Of The Near Production Ready Ubuntu Tablet
  9. OpenVG Support Stripped From Gallium3D
  10. Mozilla Is Getting Excited About WebGL 2
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. The Tremendous Features Of Fedora 22
  2. Confirmed: Vulkan Is The Next-Gen Graphics API
  3. Xfce 4.12 Released After Nearly Three Years Of Work
  4. 8cc: A Small C11 Compiler
  5. LLVM 3.6 & Clang 3.6 Deliver More Features, Complete C++14 Support
  6. Unreal Engine Made Free By Epic Games
  7. ALSA 1.0.29 Released
  8. Canonical's Latest Demo Of Ubuntu Unity 8 Convergence In Action
%%CLICK_URL_UNESC%%