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Qt 4.6 released - Symbian and Maemo support

Qt 4.6 was released by Nokia this morning. This is the first full release version of Qt to natively support Symbian and Maemo 6. Also released today is the second technology preview for Maemo 5, which enables (partial) common development between Maemo and Symbian for the first time. Additionally a technology preview of new Qt APIs, from the Qt Mobility project, has been released; these cross-platform APIs provide common mobile related functionality such as location, contacts, messaging and bearer management.

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Smile android on symbian

qt seems nice but its not as widely used as java. How about someone release an android vm that will run on symbian.

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qt seems nice but its not as widely used as java. How about someone release an android vm that will run on symbian.
QT is a toolkit, not a programming language. For programming with QT you use a pre-processor enriched version of C++, which is fairly widely used.

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looks quite promising and somehow the development seems faster than expecting. I am really curious to see how the first QT programs work out on the N97 & Co.

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What's very interesting is that, according to the first video, it is possible to do some applications with Qt and run them on S60 V3. Tim was wondering in one of the last Phone Show chats how long Symbian S60 V3 will be supported (by the developpers I think), and maybe with the introduction of Qt 4.6, it will be supported a little longer than expected.

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Thumbs up I agree Java seems to be the better way to go

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qt seems nice but its not as widely used as java. How about someone release an android vm that will run on symbian.
It would be nice to have one system to develop on that works on the iPhone, Nokia N97/N900 and Android, Right now Java seems the only language you can code that works on all 3 phones.

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It would be nice to have one system to develop on that works on the iPhone, Nokia N97/N900 and Android, Right now Java seems the only language you can code that works on all 3 phones.
oh ffs.

I don't know where to start with that one.

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oh ffs.

I don't know where to start with that one.
By convincing the nokian powers that be that there's a valid business case? We have the power(skill) to pull it off.

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Tim was wondering in one of the last Phone Show chats how long Symbian S60 V3 will be supported (by the developpers I think), and maybe with the introduction of Qt 4.6, it will be supported a little longer than expected.
Well, Nokia seems to be still releasing V3 phones. Plus they are not that ancient in the market yet and loads of people will have such phones for some time. As long as there are V3 phones around, I think we can expect support.
Of course, eventually they will die out like V2.

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Interesting blog from gartner .. looks like QT still have some work todo on the symbian platform.

http://blogs.gartner.com/nick_jones/...-so-difficult/
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Interesting blog from gartner .. looks like QT still have some work todo on the symbian platform.

http://blogs.gartner.com/nick_jones/...-so-difficult/

The blogger is a lamer. He describes all the components correctly, but installation could hardly be described as difficult. If he needs to be spoon-fed one click then he is no developer.

Symbian programmming isn't difficult, just different. It doesn't attempt to bring desktop programming to portable devices, it's portable low-resource device adaped programming from the start. It is extremely efficient, and without bloat. It's a better solution than throwing power at it.

People can't be bothered to adapt.
 

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