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    Exclamation Qt to replace S60/Avkon in 2011 ,That's true?

    Qt to replace S60/Avkon in 2011:
    http://www.newlc.com/node/23047
    that's true?

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    Re: Qt to replace S60/Avkon in 2011 ,That's true?

    Quote Originally Posted by GFYsweetwood View Post
    Qt to replace S60/Avkon in 2011:
    http://www.newlc.com/node/23047
    that's true?
    I can say from something that I read closer home
    http://blogs.forum.nokia.com/blog/ma...ssed-in-monaco
    You have valid references there and these people are aware of road-maps....guess you are able to draw inferences...

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    Re: Qt to replace S60/Avkon in 2011 ,That's true?

    Quote Originally Posted by GFYsweetwood View Post
    Qt to replace S60/Avkon in 2011:
    http://www.newlc.com/node/23047
    that's true?
    So finally we are moving away from the jargons of Avkon/Eikon/Qikon and what have you's, indeed is wonderful news in the sense it would increase the dev community size many fold coz there are much more experienced hands in QT then Avkon based S60 development and specially after Symbian's OpenC/POSIX initiatives earlier this one would be welcomed by the large QT community with glee.

    Wonder what else Symbian Foundation has in store for us.

    However one that makes me a lil skeptical and sad is that what happens to all the years of experience that we have gained out of burning our hands on the S60/UIQ UI customizations and traversing through the complex maze of UI development in Symbian, does it all come to a naught with the advent of QT?

    Cheers,
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    Re: Qt to replace S60/Avkon in 2011 ,That's true?

    Quote Originally Posted by mayankkedia View Post
    However one that makes me a lil skeptical and sad is that what happens to all the years of experience that we have gained out of burning our hands on the S60/UIQ UI customizations and traversing through the complex maze of UI development in Symbian, does it all come to a naught with the advent of QT?
    How valuable in today's world is, e.g., Windows 3.1 API experience? Wasn't there millions of people with years of investment there, that is no longer that useful.

    How valuable in today's world is, e.g., VAX/VMS, OpenVMS knowledge for software developers? I can bet that considerable sums have been spent there, too, and little of it is directly useful for most developers today.

    Etc.

    Operating systems come and go, or mutate. Application frameworks come and go, or evolve to something else. Development tools come and go.

    When the new next big thing comes along, the professionals are still needed, and in the software development world is all about constant renewal, and sometimes you just have to move on.

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    Re: Qt to replace S60/Avkon in 2011 ,That's true?

    Hi,

    As Qt is a application framework which provides other things apart from UI. So is it that Now S60 SDK will be replaced by Qt and that will be the platform for appliction development?

    Or it would be Qt UI + S60 Backend?

    So all S60 editions will become history?

    Thanks,
    sandeep

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    Re: Qt to replace S60/Avkon in 2011 ,That's true?

    S60 as a name might disappear, since it is Symbian UI now, though it is still good old Avkon..

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    Re: Qt to replace S60/Avkon in 2011 ,That's true?

    As far as I can see there is even a deeper cut than only AVKON -> Qt.

    - AVKON seems to stay side by side with Qt, but AVKON won't be refurbished.
    - JME won't be refurbished - JavaFX is not included in the next Symbian Foundation releases
    - S40 devices with 240x320 screens won't be refurbished - in this presentation on slide 12 there is a quite clear statement:
    http://events.nokia.com/developersum...n_Rytkonen.pdf
    - Technically there are two key elements: the API itself and service enabler
    o Nokia will implement service enablers to S60 and maemo
    o Open source contribution model
    - Enabling cross-platform mobile application development and service access
    o Significant advantage for developers currently targeting S40, S60, maemo and other platforms.
    o Build and maintain one application which can be deployed across many platforms (Nokia and non-Nokia platforms)
    Some more Background infos about cancellation of JME on Page 21:
    http://www.forum.nokia.com/info/sw.n..._1_en.pdf.html
    Currently, Nokia is making no commitments regarding the commercial availability of these Java technologies, although Nokia has confirmed that the Mobile Service Architecture (MSA) (JSR-248) full set is on the roadmap for a future release of the S60 platform.
    and here:
    http://groups.google.com/group/javap...30215aeb1c204b
    The JavaFX Mobile partner page (http://javafx.com/partners/) only
    mentions two mobile phone vendors: Sony Ericcson and LG (third and
    fifth in global market share for a combined 16.3%.
    Nokia plays a very large role on the next Qt Developer Days in Munich:
    http://www.qtsoftware.com/qtdevdays2...nical-sessions
    Almost 50% of the sessions cover Maemo or S60 development which is hardly surprising Nokia bought Qt for 104 Mio €.

    And the current progresses are really nice:
    http://labs.trolltech.com/blogs/category/s60/

    Best regards,
    Thomas

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