Most likely ms will buy parts of nokia, but before nokia has got get rid of those things which ms does not like to buy.
There can be little doubt that many LARGE Qt customers have clauses in their contracts that would prevent that from happening.
Originally Posted by Kano
Look at the list of Qt customers, these people will not allow the framework that runs their companies to be hijacked in such a manner.
Motif was licensed with similar clauses, to protect the interest of people who relied on it.
If Nokia fails to update Qt in a timely manner, these clauses will kick in and Qt will cease to be an asset for Nokia. It's not in their interest to get zero dollars for an asset.
Last edited by frantaylor; 08-02-2012 at 05:37 PM.
The customer is always right
Sucks they got pinked but they only worked QT. These days you have to branch out into other disciplines.
If they know cellphone development they could move into that shop. These companies have many work environments.
I've changed job-titles many times at my company.
Arrogance will kill you every time.
Maybe I missed out on some fun forum threads, but while I don't agree with everything elanthis says I wouldn't go around labelling him as a troll and MS shill.
Originally Posted by kraftman
And regarding the topic - I think as soon as Nokia jumped in bed with MS that this was inevitable. qt will be sold off - hopefully to a company that relies on it for part of their core infrastructure (as has already been said many times). You never know, if we're lucky this could end up being a good thing for qt.
Originally Posted by frantaylor
Are you joking? Microsoft fears Apple, Google, Oracle, and IBM, not some toolkit. As I said in a different thread, Qt was a flea squished between titans shaking hands. It wasn't even on the agenda.
Originally Posted by frantaylor
Seriously, why would you expect otherwise? Doesn't WP7 run Qt? Does ios allow Qt?
Some people have this really inflated opinion of the importance of a toolkit...
BlackBerry 10 uses Qt
Some people don't do enough research :-)
Originally Posted by liam
Toolkits are the crux
Actually toolkits are everything. They are the "worlds" that programmers live in to make software. Developers for Windows software have lived and died in those toolkits as you can see from the original wordperfect developers. LIVED AND DIED.
QT is a very complete toolkit, covering many aspects of programming and coding for an operating system. Then, they go overboard by it actually being cross-platform.
QT is a "world" that programmers can live in to make software for ALL PLATFORMS. QT is a "world" that programmers have been living in to make software for ALL PLATFORMS.
On a side note, it is really sad to see the number of trollfests when the facts are so obvious. If MS had been legally required to NOT commit vendor lock-in and if MS had been legally required to REVEAL compatibility details about its platform toolkits, everything else about MS Windows would be irrelevant. There would be no noticeable difference in application performance, complete binary compatibility. Plenty of choice. So when people say toolkits are small and unimportant, this couldn't be further from the truth. And whoever is saying that is either VERY IGNORANT or PURPOSELY OBSCURING THE TRUTH.
You are mistaken.
Originally Posted by texaswriter1983
I don't think you have ever developed software, really.
Toolkits are but a small part, besides Qt is not a toolkit like GTK is. Qt is a framework, it has tons and tons of things that aren't related to GUIs at all. It's like calling all of .NET a toolkit.
Either way, the "world" were software developers make software is called a language. There are many applications that do all their logic in a language like C++, and that code is the same for every platform. They then just redo the GUI using the platform's native GUI toolkit, such as Cocoa or Gtk ect.
Either way, I hope a good company buys Qt as it is amazing. Either way Qt won't die as there are too many big corporations invested into it which would have clauses in their contracts to ensure continued development of Qt. Combine that with the KDE agreement and Qt's future is pretty secure.
What I think, Nokia well sell of Qt and other assets not related to their mobile business, and then get bought out by Microsoft.
You can't tell me I'm mistaken and then agree with me at the same time. Your post is diddling with semantics.
If you attempt to say that programming is just using a language, try writing a simple GUI program in C, C++, C#, or even assembly. Even with your frameworks, it would be an extreme pain. What QT does, framework or toolkit, is make this process very easy within the context of a language.
Also, by the way, I'm sure there is some significant difference between framework or toolkit, calling QT something broader means that you agree with me even more. QT has audio toolkits, video toolkits, etc etc. This doesn't make me mistaken or wrong.
ALSO, your entire post is a red herring.
To bring this back to the original meaning, I'll restate the previous post. Here, I'll even use your word, since you've demonstrated that you care about semantics more than actuality.
QT is a framework containing many toolkits that programmers can use to create a different programming environment or "world". It embodies easily creating programs that seamlessly and effortlessly work on multiple platforms. There is no single framework encompassing so many programming elements (toolkits) that allows such cross-platform programming to be undertaken so easily.
FOr the trolls, I am not saying there are no cross-platform frameworks or toolkits.
Originally Posted by n3wu53r