One to note maybe, for those tracking developments of Nokia’s open source Debian-based Maemo environment, for smartphones and tablets.
The mobile phone giant has announced the creation of the official Qt port to Maemo 5 and published an initial Technology Preview release.
It means that developers can now use Qt – the open source cross-platform development framework – to target upcoming Nokia N900 devices, as well as port apps to all Qt’s other supported platforms. This includes Maemo 6, it states, as well as Symbian and Windows Mobile.
The port will be based on Qt’s upcoming version 4.6 and is scheduled for final release in Q1 of 2010 states Nokia.
“With this announcement and our upcoming port of Qt to the Symbian platform, we will quickly see Qt established as a leading framework for mobile application development. Developers will be able to use Qt as a framework to create powerful native applications and with Qt’s Webkit integration, it also provides them with a platform for creating web applications and services,” said Sebastian Nyström, vp of Application Services and Frameworks at Nokia.
“Qt’s support for Maemo 5, Maemo 6, Symbian, as well as Windows Mobile makes Qt the most sensible choice for developers looking to target multiple devices and achieve the broadest reach with their innovations.”
For more information on Qt, visit http://qt.nokia.com