Nokia has delivered a release candidate of the Qt SDK 1.1, which is positioned as a core development platform for Symbian and MeeGo apps.
tooling for the development of applications for Symbian smartphones, Nokia has
announced the availability of a new release candidate of the latest version of
the Qt software development kit.
Qt is a
cross-platform application and UI framework that Nokia has slated as the core development platform for Symbian and MeeGo
In an April 6 blog post
, Nokia announced the
availability of the Qt SDK 1.1 Release Candidate. "This is a major step towards
the final Qt SDK 1.1, building on the beta we released
a couple of weeks ago," the Nokia post
said. "The final Qt SDK will allow you to submit your Qt 4.7-based applications
to the Ovi Store."
Nokia said the
most important updates in the release candidate, compared with the beta, include Qt
4.7.3 for Desktop and Symbian,
to Qt Mobility 1.1.2,
the addition of Qt
Assistant as a separate package (due to developer request),
enabling the installer to use system proxy on Linux,
moving the notification
API from experimental to "additional APIs,"
fixes for the Qt Simulator and
fixes for the installation/updating workflow.
In related news,
Nokia announced that it would host a Qt Contributors Summit
in June. The summit will
run June 16 to 18 in Berlin, Germany, where
contributors from around the world can meet to discuss Qt and to plan ways of
working together on creating Qt for the future, Nokia said in another post.
"As we move
forward with our Open Governance project, we believe that by summer it will be
about time to put people together in one location," the post said. "There are
many topics to discuss for us, developers already contributing today and those
sitting on patches for tomorrow. The idea is to meet in sessions following an
adapted (and partly more structured) un-conference
. Right now, we're collecting topics that we would like to
discuss but there will be plenty of room for suggestions by attendees and ad hoc
summit is invitation only, and here's a form for you to request your invitation
Nokia also promoted a video touting applications running on both a Symbian
3-powered device as well as on the Android-based Samsung Galaxy tablet. The
developers behind the effort used the community Qt for Android port, which is
not an officially supported Qt platform.