So ahead of Nokia World, Qt developer days has started and will finish tomorrow morning, shortly after Stephen Elop has delivered his keynote. The attendees might not mind at all that they miss the keynote as they all get to grips with a nice new Nokia N9 to play with.
Unfortunately there has been very little posted around regarding what has been happening at the event in Munich in terms of the sessions or any new developments, but there are a few posts on the Qt Blog and the Nokia developer that share a little bit.
The Qt Blog announces the start of Qt Developer days and the Insights in to Strategy post at Nokia developer continues to reaffirm Nokia’s commitment to Qt, important considering the expected Windows Phone onslaught coming in the morning. There are a few slides posted from a QtQuick deep dive session, which I’d have like to have seen more of.
More interesting is the new post about porting – Playing the field. In addition for porting mappings from iOS and Android, there are now mapping for porting apps both two and from Windows Phone. Here is an example shot of how close the experience can be with a calendar app on Windows Phone (left) and Symbian Belle (right).
There is an updated set of porting tools and examples to download, and a new porting section of the website. Links are here:
- Porting homepage – www.developer.nokia.com/Develop/Porting/
- Porting Examples
- API Mapping tool
- Porting to Qt Library
- Porting videos
Lastly, the Qt Project is live now and Nokia is hoping for greater community involvement in creating the next version of Qt. Do you have the will and the skill to make a contribution? That is what they are looking for, and although there are technically only 4 roles, there is a lot to be done and each person may have one role in one section of the codebase and a different role for another area. You can read more about it in an older post on the Qt Blog here.