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Qt on QNX!

Postby ingraham » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:46 pm

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.

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RE: Qt on QNX!

Postby koko » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:47 pm

Do not forget that Microsoft poured a lot of money into Nokia, so that Qt platform is out of the big game!
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RE: Qt on QNX!

Postby ianc » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:59 pm

Huh?
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RE: Qt on QNX!

Postby mario » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:09 pm

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.
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RE: Qt on QNX!

Postby koko » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:50 pm

Nokia sold it to Digia: http://www.digia.com/C2256FEF0043E9C1/0/405002251
"It is all about the money"
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RE: Qt on QNX!

Postby maschoen » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:50 am

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?
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RE: Qt on QNX!

Postby mario » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:36 pm

It's C++ Multi-Platform application and UI framework.
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RE: Qt on QNX!

Postby maschoen » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:18 pm

Does the port run on top of Photon or does it just use the graphics layer?
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RE: Qt on QNX!

Postby AG » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:15 pm

embedded only for now
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Postby seanb » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:43 pm

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

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Postby AG » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:01 pm

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Postby Thunderblade » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:52 am

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.
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Re: RE: Qt on QNX!

Postby ingraham » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:58 pm

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.

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Re: Qt on QNX!

Postby justinlooney » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:14 pm

Newb here.

Has there been any development on GUI's other than proton using Qt?
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Re: Qt on QNX!

Postby Thunderblade » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:55 pm

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.
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