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Qt on QNX!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:46 pm
by ingraham
Just noticed a new post under the "News" heading on the Foundry27 main page (about half-way down the page, first news item at the moment.) Qt has been ported to QNX! I find this amazing. Does anyone know more about it? Is it Photon native? Will apps like KDevelop or Konqueror work, or do they need KDE? Would KDE work?!?!

I find this to be an amazing development, and a major break from the past, where the Photon API was all you got. (Except for XPhoton, which then died...) Neat stuff. Of course, I do virtually no development in QNX anymore (a little maintenance for some existing customers is all) and I'm stuck back on 6.3, so I can't even try it. If anybody does, let us know how it works out.

-James Ingraham
Sage Automation, Inc.[/url]

RE: Qt on QNX!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:47 pm
by koko
Do not forget that Microsoft poured a lot of money into Nokia, so that Qt platform is out of the big game!

RE: Qt on QNX!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:59 pm
by ianc
Huh?

RE: Qt on QNX!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:09 pm
by mario
Nokia was given 1Billion dollars by Microsoft. In exchange Nokia is to use Windows Phone 7. Unless somebody takes QT over, it's unlikely Nokia will continue to develop it.

RE: Qt on QNX!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:50 pm
by koko
Nokia sold it to Digia: http://www.digia.com/C2256FEF0043E9C1/0/405002251
"It is all about the money"

RE: Qt on QNX!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:50 am
by maschoen
Ok, I'll bite. So what is Qt? What does it do, and what are its benefits to QNX developers and customers? It looks like it is not free. Is that right?

RE: Qt on QNX!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:36 pm
by mario
It's C++ Multi-Platform application and UI framework.

RE: Qt on QNX!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:18 pm
by maschoen
Does the port run on top of Photon or does it just use the graphics layer?

RE: Qt on QNX!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:15 pm
by AG
embedded only for now

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:43 pm
by seanb
It's been building self hosted on pkgsrc for a while. There's one
here with X11 integration.

http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/packag ... _20101224/

See also this thread:

http://community.qnx.com/sf/go/topc19730

-seanb

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:01 pm
by AG

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:52 am
by Thunderblade
Currently it runs on top of the QNX graphics framework (GF), just like Adobe Flash Lite and Photon do, so there now is a 3rd option.

Re: RE: Qt on QNX!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:58 pm
by ingraham
maschoen wrote:So what is Qt?


It's a GUI library. It is natively C++ although there are bindings for many other languages.

maschoen wrote:What does it do, and what are its benefits to QNX developers and customers?


The main benefit to QNX devs and users is the number of applications that are written in Qt. It means you can port GUI applications to QNX without having to worry about X / XPhoton. Also, from a developer standpoint, using Qt over the Photon API would make a lot of sense if your code is C++.

maschoen wrote:It looks like it is not free. Is that right?


That's not right. Qt is free as in speech and as in beer. Originally, it was GPL, but it is now GPL or LGPL. There are also commercial licenses available, which might be the "not free" part that you saw. There are also paid support options.

-James Ingraham
Sage Automation, Inc.

Re: Qt on QNX!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:14 pm
by justinlooney
Newb here.

Has there been any development on GUI's other than proton using Qt?

Re: Qt on QNX!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:55 pm
by Thunderblade
justinlooney wrote:Newb here.

Has there been any development on GUI's other than proton using Qt?

Not sure what you mean? I understand some of the bigger QNX Automotive customers are using HTML5. There is also Crank Storyboard, and of course OpenGL ES.