[MeeGo-community] Needed: A "legacy roadmap" for MeeGo handset applications
vivainio at gmail.com
vivainio at gmail.com
Sat Jun 25 02:45:43 PDT 2011
There is a consistent roadmap. It's qml all the way.
Nokia just announced plans for Qt for next billion at Singapore, so we are not killing Qt by any stretch.
On Sat Jun 25 12:32:41 2011 Till Harbaum / Lists wrote:
Am Freitag 24 Juni 2011 schrieb Ville M. Vainio:
> technology that is deprecated (on mobile, not on desktop). It's better
> to warn him early than let him burn later (when his app won't work on
> an upcoming device, or will work badly).
C'mon, that's stupid. Elop already said that there won't be future devices. So in the end the question is whether you'll have developed a qml app which is not supported by any hardware anymore (nokia is definitely not supporting meego beyond jun 12, symbian is also eol and maemo5 is already abandoned). On the other hand your plain qt app will at least continue to run on desktop os's and might also run on one of those lighthouse things like necessitas.
> It's perfectly standard practice to steer people away from technology
> that is considered obsolete. Think gnome-vfs => gvfs, Qt3 => Qt4, Gtk2
> => Gtk3.
Uhm, Nokia _is_ supporting the porting of gtk to meego ...
> (ok, that link doesn't outline the qml strategy but marks the time the
> decision was made).
You are trying to proove that Nokia is promoting the use of qml since 2010 citing an article that does _not_ mention
qml at all? Really exactly that's the problem. There is no consistent roadmap. Everybody sais something different and
changes his mind every few months.
The only part that _is_ consistent is plain qt as this will for sure be supported as the foundation of kde even if nokia
once more changes mind.
I really have nothing against qml, please write as much cool apps in it as you want. But i have a problem with discouraging
people from doing certain other things. Especially if this comes from inside a company that has announced to completely give
up upon the technology in question.
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