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Talk:The Quick Competition 2011Q1

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hamishwillee 21:54, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Can you point out the place where "The [Qt SDK 1.1 Tech Preview]" is available. Thanks.

Not yet available, will be during this week and we will add the links then. This article and the competition is still in "Draft" status and not yet active. Stay tuned for the Qt SDK as well as for the competition.

jaaura 16:04, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

“you app MUST work on a Symbian^3 device” If we do not own a Symbian^3 device and only test it on the simulator will the entry be valid? Olorin5800 16:33, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

That is a very valid question! What I would quickly say is that test it first on the simulator, and then on the device (Symbian^3 device, such as N8, C7, E7) with RDA. We will provide some more detailed instructions and guidance tomorrow, but RDA should the solution for trying it on the device. RDA is free of charge.

jaaura 17:56, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

I cant understand one rule for creating Project

"the source code must be visible to anyone and with a community-friendly licence (such as LGPL, MIT, MPL, etc)"

How to get a community-friendly licence (such as LGPL, MIT, MPL, etc) for Project?

~~ chintandave_er 14:29, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

The wording might be a bit complex, and we will look into it, but the intent is very simple. You can also host your project's source code on Forum Nokia Projects, have the Project public, but to keep the source code hidden. So e.g. to have the binaries downloadable and discussion/tickets available, but not the source code. Also it is possible to have source available but place a strict license on the code, and thereby not to grant lisence for others to utilize the code. Not typical case, but possible.

The statement is the rules is/was a clarification that in order to participate we expect the source code to be available with such lisence terms that enable others to utilize the code. So just having an app binary publicly available or source with a lisence preventing others to use the code is not sufficient entry for the competition.

The lisence for the project can be defined under projects Admin (tab) -> Categorization (left hand menu) -> scroll down to lisence section and open the lisence options by cliking the small arrow

jaaura 18:53, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Fine print is saying "Forum Nokia employees and contractors are not eligible for this contest. "...does that mean Nokia employees are eligible?

> does that mean Nokia employees are eligible?

I guess it does mean that. The general rule has been that also Nokia employees contributing on their own time and outside their normal duties / outside their responsibility area/technology are also considered valuable contributions to the community and something good to get available for developers (so benefit to all), so those are not specifically excluded. Yet, it would be an odd situation if most of the winners would be Nokia employees, so I think I can pretty much promise that we will choose minimum three winners among the non-Nokians, besides which we may also have Nokia employees as winners. However, I think I will add a note or statement that those Nokia employees directly working related to Qt / Quick developer offering (APIs, tools, SDKs, examples, demos, developer guides etc.) are not eligible.

jaaura 20:25, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

CLARIFICATION / UPDATE: (due to the number of questions/inquires)

Can Nokia employees participate in the competition?

While it may not be seen as fair for Nokia employees to compete with 3rd party developers, especially if having already Qt/QML experience, we are interested on having all of us engaged with this technology and using the supporting tools and resources. The competition is therefore open to Nokia employees as well (except those working directly for Forum Nokia) with the following limitations:

a) You should not be directly involved in the development of Qt and Qt Quick technologies

b) You should use only the published tools and resources (Nokia Qt SDK) - "eat your own dog food"
c) Submissions from the Nokia employees will be judged and prized separately, and will not compete directly with 3rd party developers. So minimum three 3rd party winners to get glory and Nokia E7 device is guaranteed.

Of course, be it that you are a Nokia employee or a community member, you are welcomed still to contribute with Qt / Qt Quick code snippets, apps, documentation updates and/or bug reports, regardless whether you wish to run for the competition or not (or are not eligible). Nobody will win by accident, even if you contribute during the competition period.

Looking forward to your contributions, jaaura 15:20, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

can Pyside/PyQt be used for the competition instead of Javascript or C++

Can i create QML UI in the frontend and Pyside/PyQt in the backend to develop the mobile application for the competition? I have read the rules, but it would be nice if Python/Pyside interested people, hobbyist like myself were also given an opportunity to take part in the competition.


nobin 21:46, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Yes, Pyside/PyQt is ok as backend too. Not specifically promoted, but eligible. If ok, I will not go and change the original text, as I don't wish to complicate the mainstream message.

Cheers, jaaura 11:38, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Do I need to use Forum Nokia for project hosting?

If my project is already in a public repository (Gitorious), do I need to use Forum Nokia project hosting?

zchydem 20:08, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi Zchydem, the requirement is to create a Projects space tagged with "Qt Quick", so what you can do is use Projects to interact with the community, write documentation and manage tickets and then keep the source in Gitorious, as long as it stays Open source.

NokAndrea 13:56, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

In addition to the above (by Andrea), potentially you can also write a wiki article, which then refers to the Gitorious to access the source. When so I would hope the article provides added value (tips, tricks, snippets, tutorial...) beyond just describing the project itself. So I would say that for "article, tutorial, guide (with code)" in wiki , it is ok if the code is available/accessible elsewhere, even if not actually uploaded to the FN wiki. This is in fact valid approach concerning just FN wiki and projects also, so you may have a tutorial/guide in wiki which then refers to the project / source hosted under FN projects (and vice versa).

jaaura 16:47, 8 February 2011 (UTC)


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