Digia unveils its Qt development strategy

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    As part of the Qt Developer Days, Digia, which has been fully responsible for the Qt Framework since September 2012, has outlined a number of ambitious product development challenges. Digia senior vice president Tommi Laitinen and head of Qt Digia and Qt Project Lars Knoll outlined a strategy and action plan to make Qt the world's leading cross-platform development environment for five years.

    In his speech, Tommi Laitinen showed the core values ​​on which the Digia Qt strategy is based:
    • No. 1 in multi-platform support
    • No. 1 in collaboration with the developer
    • # 1 in creating great user experience (UX)
    • We remain true to the dual licensing model (opensource and commercial)
    • Recognition of the tremendous value of the ecosystem (community) of developers

    The main idea that Digia adheres to is to make Qt not only the most effective and useful framework for cross-platform development, but also a tool that will provide the best interaction experience for both developers and end users.

    At the heart of this plan is a new open business structure paired with open source Qt and dual licensing models. All this will be supported by the existing Qt ecosystem, which has a beneficial effect on the entire Qt community and the Qt Project, investing resources in the continuous improvement of the product.

    Tommi Laitinen said: “We are very pleased to introduce the new Qt strategy. The IT industry is undergoing rapid changes, especially when it comes to developing user interfaces and user interactions. Qt aims to fill the gaps in the market and provide developers with a single set of tools to conquer all platforms and applications. ”

    Full report by Digia Director Tommi Laitinen:

    Projects from the Laboratory

    As part of the Projects from the Labs section, Digia showed off several high-priority projects that are currently being worked on. Among them:
    • IOS Pre-Support Prototype in Qt5 Coming Soon
    • Qt support on Windows RT tablets
    • A brief demonstration of the Qt5 port for the Android platform, created as part of the Necessitas project, which will soon be included in the Qt Project
    • Qt application with implementation of hardware acceleration of 3D user interface on VxWorks operating system
    • The lab project, code-named “Boot Qt,” demonstrates the Qt application, which runs at the basic level of Android — introducing Qt as the top of the GUI with the goal of making embedded Linux development as seamless as possible
    • Qt Quick components for desktop systems - featuring the creation of a popular user interface designed entirely using Qt Quick
    • Qt on Mac retina screen - an example of using Qt on retina high-definition displays

    All of the demonstrated projects cautiously move Digia to its goal - to make Qt number 1 in multi-platform development, as well as allow developers to easily create and quickly deploy their applications on popular platforms.

    Demo examples of projects you can soon see on the Qt Digia blog and in the video:

    Qt Developer Days 2012, an event organized jointly by three of the leading players in the Qt ecosystem - Digia, ICS and KDAB, provides an opportunity for Qt developers and developers to communicate and share knowledge and best practices. The event includes practical training, specialized seminars and demonstrations of innovative applications.

    Original news: www.digia.com/en/Digia/1/News/Qt15112012
    Discussion on OpenNet: www.opennet.ru/opennews/art.shtml?num=35339 I

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