Story 2014-09-17 2SGX Qt is about to be independent again

Qt is about to be independent again

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Once upon a time, the Qt developer kit was written and published by Trolltech. Then it was sold to Nokia. Then Nokia sold it to Digia. And now, Digia is spinning it off as an independent entity. Freedom at last?!

The Register reports:
While Digia puts an upbeat spin on the separation, it's hard to avoid wondering if, like Trolltech and Nokia before it, the company has found it hard to reconcile the coexistence of the open source and commercial versions of the platform.

It said as much in August, noting that “The installers and product packages for the open source and enterprise versions are different, and there is a complete disconnect between and the commercial pages on” when it announced its intention to create the subsidiary.

Digia holds 100 per cent of the new Qt company at this point, and said one of the aims of the new operation will be to unify the two sets of packages, starting with one set of installers.

The first step of the creation of a new Qt has now gone live, and a few days ago the unified operation popped its head up at the IBC conference in Amsterdam to position its capabilities as a set-to-box and digital TV UI development environment.
[Ed. note: Now that Qt is on its own, they should come up with a good name for the organization. I propose "Trolltech" - just so we can truly come full-circle.]
[2014-09-17 15:15 Title updated from QT to Qt]
Reply 5 comments

Qt, not QT (Score: 3, Informative)

by on 2014-09-17 14:27 (#2SH3)

It's written as "Qt". Otherwise people might confuse it with QuickTime.

Re: Qt, not QT (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-18 22:19 (#2SK5)

But is it pronounced cutey or cute?

The question of a lifetime.

Re: Qt, not QT (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-19 09:57 (#2SKA)

It's pronounced "Awesome." Love Qt. GTK+ can go jump off a cliff. Don't know why, but I've always preferred the look of Qt apps, even when KDE looked plasticky and Fisher-Pricey. But I'm a KDE fanboi, whaddaya expect?

Re: Qt, not QT (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-20 18:26 (#2SNN)

The old trolls called it 'cute', but it never really caught on. Fortunately. I hate 'cute'. You can say 'I am a C++ guy', 'I am a GTK+ guy', 'I am a JAVA guy'... but how does 'I am a cute guy' sound? :-D