I'm confused about which SDK I should pick for my project.
I use a homebrew language based on an interpreter written in C++ with stl.
I paint using text, PNG, SVG if possible, transparent polygons, and graphs painted with colour gradient brush. I take control of the painting directly, instead of using a GUI designer. I unzip zipfiles in RAM.
If possible, I'll use a dynamic-library-based plugin model (like COM inproc server dlls but simpler, and swapable at runtine) but I can do without this if Symbian doesn't support it.
I want it to run on many different mobile phones, not necessarily brand new, but I also want to be able to use it on (recent) models with large screens.
If I use s60 3rd ed. fp1, will I need to get the stl, unzip, png/svg support etc. etc. separately? Can I use large-display models?
OTOH If is use 5th edition, will that prevent the app from running on not brand-new units?
I get the understanding (from Wikipedia) that the UIQ sdk is more or less a dead end. If not, what are the pros and cons?
How does Qtopia compare to s60? Will it run on older models, or only new ones or special ones? Does it have much overhead compared to s60?