Nokia-owned Qt Software (formerly Trolltech) today released a tech preview of its cross-platform environment for creating embedded applications on Mac, Windows, and Linux machines. "Project Greenhouse," now dubbed Qt Creator, is designed to be a lightweight and consistent IDE for the Qt application framework. The pre-release is …
Gotta love 'Cute'
Of course, you could develop in a cross-platform manner before this, but this should make it easier. Hopefully Nokia's ownership will do nothing to dull Qt, only improve it and make it more mainstream (mainstream = better community, more investment by Nokia).
It would have been nice to have a longer article though, perhaps something saying 'Nokia bought Trolltech (blah blah) and it has been used by companies such as Google for-
well, you get the picture.
Greenhouse Nifty, Qt Pronounced "Cute"
Just got back from Qt Developer Days. Greenhouse looked pretty cool, if a bit unstable just yet. FWIW, the trolls seem to pronounce Qt as "cute," not "Q-T." Then again, most of them pronounce Mac OS X as "Mac-O-S-Ex." Shame!
Better approach to cross platform, using the existing toolkit, rather than having to install a whole new one.
"Oh Ess Ex"
Well, you know. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
And when we're talking about a counting system which hasn't been in live use in over a millennium and which doesn't even have a zero, and which is only used today by bloody smug showoffs and people rich enough to afford dynastic numbers, then I think it doesn't bloody matter whether people say 'Ex' or 'Ten', save possibly to identify the kind of self-satisfied twat who goes around with an apple stuck to the back of their Prius -- though why you'd want to pick out those sort, I don't know.
"using the existing toolkit, rather than having to install a whole new one"
Since when was wxWindows, erm, wxWidgets the toolkit of choice on Windows, Mac, GNOME or KDE? Has the "native widgets" mantra of wxWidgets now evolved into a delusion about ubiquity for want of merits over its competitors that might actually persuade people to use the software?
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