[maemo-community] Harmattan & Maemo Community

From: Attila Csipa maemo at csipa.in.rs
Date: Fri May 6 18:49:15 EEST 2011
On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 4:13 PM, Sunny B <sunnyb7532 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can 2) and 4) be answered sometime before device release?  Although I
> understand if the Nokia UX/UI cannot be known until the big reveal.

Not in an overly meaningful way - the package licensing (or, for that
matter, what packages/components are there in the first place) will be
revealed when the SDK is released, until then it's what's open is open and
what isn't isn't (except for the things like Qt for which you already know
the answer). As for the UX/UI it is clear that no specifics will be
revealed, but it's known that there is a major technical switch in there
(GTK/Hildon -> Qt(Quick)), which will of course impact look & feel because
of the technologies involved. In Maemo 5 we had the QMaemo5 module which was
about replicating/wrapping Hildon/GTK functionality/feel. As Ville says,
Harmattan is geared towards QtQuick, and has no need for a QHarmattan module
as there is no native widget set that needs to be wrapped, QtQuick and Qt
Components *are* the native approach for development on Harmattan (just like
MeeGo, and, lately, on Maemo5, too). I would also like to underline this for
our point 5) - those who did QML development on Maemo5 will feel right at
home (I would argue that they feel at home on MeeGo, too, but hey...). Those
who developed using QWidgets will have a bit more work to do, especially if
they used QMaemo5 stuff extensively. AFAIK Hildon/GTK is at community level
support, I have no idea of the porting status there.

Best regards,
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