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    Smile Qt

    Hi friends,

    I read in a blog about Qt comercial licensing fee. About
    $3500 per developer per year. Is that right ? If so, only
    some big companies may be able to develop using Qt. Please
    post your thoughts. How will it impact symbian development.

    Regards,
    Jaak

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    Re: Qt

    QT is only a alternative you can always use the native symbian APIs which is FREE

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    So what I read about Qt licensing is correct ?

    Regards,
    Jaak

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    Re: Qt

    I could not find any official announcement about pricing of S60 port of QT. if you have a link please share with us.

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    Re: Qt

    there is no official guidance for QT on S60 available.licensing fee $3500 must be a rumor.I think that QT may be just need to get a certificate like normal s60 application

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    Hi,

    This is not from an official announcement. I got this info
    from the following blog

    http://eric.extremeboredom.net/2008/10/04/288

    Regards,
    Jaak

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    Re: Qt

    yap not official ... should wait for comment.
    A commercial Qt linux desktop license was around $3,500 earlier this year.

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    Re: Qt

    Now QT for S60 available in two versions: commercial (under preview-commercial license) and opensource (under opensource license).
    http://pepper.troll.no/s60prereleases/

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    Hi,

    I hope Qt license allows developing applications like
    currently being done on symbian. Thanks for the replies.

    Regards,
    Jaak

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    Re: Qt

    Hi,

    Yes, I think this blog post you refer to:
    is extremely premature. It's all just speculation until the Qt on S60 port is complete and the licensing terms are decided.

    However, one of the comments on that blog predicts a possible scenario that fits with my own personal guess.

    It would make a lot of sense for Nokia to make the Qt on S60 port free (or very cheap) for commercial development and license it for other platforms. That way the Symbian Foundation platform becomes the obvious target for start-ups and other small development companies. If they have a successful product then they can license Qt for other platforms to get almost free porting to those platforms.

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if Nokia leverage Qt in this way to attract more developers to the platform. The license fees may have been important to Trolltech but they aren't at all significant to Nokia in pure financial terms.

    Of course that's just MY speculation.

    Sorcery

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    Re: Qt

    Thanks Sorcery,
    I like your speculations

    The licensing is not decided but I'm sure it will be good for S60 developers!

    Will be updated to this forum once we know for sure.

    Cheers,
    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1xuname1x View Post
    Hi friends,

    I read in a blog about Qt comercial licensing fee. About
    $3500 per developer per year. Is that right ? If so, only
    some big companies may be able to develop using Qt. Please
    post your thoughts. How will it impact symbian development.

    Regards,
    Jaak
    Nokia intend to make Qt available for the Symbian platform free of charge. Details to be announced later.

    - Eero

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    Hi,

    That's good news. Thanks for the info.

    Regards,
    Jaak

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    Re: Qt

    Yeah,
    it's also good to notice that no carbide 2.0 supporting Qt is free of charge, all editions including professional and OEM!
    http://www.forum.nokia.com/Resources...Es/Carbide.c++

    So, with a good tool and a great programming environment all free of charge I think we might have something good boiling here

    BTW,
    there's a webinar abour new carbide features (it has lots of cool new stuff built in) 6.1 & 7.1:
    http://www.forum.nokia.com/Events/Webinars.xhtml

    Cheers,
    Jack

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    Smile Re: Qt

    Hi,

    It would have been good if we could program entirely in Qt. Now I think
    we have to still use symbian apis for non gui things like accessing camera,
    multimedia applications etc. To make symbian app development easy and popular
    we have to move away from the symbian apis. I think this is needed to compete
    against platforms like Android which use Java and is very powerful, provided the
    Android platform succeeds. I say this because I know many companies are relectunt
    to take symbian projects because of the complexity. Also there are a very few
    good symbian developers. Friends, what do you think. Is Qt Jambi also ported to s60 ?

    Regards,
    Jaak

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