Gran Canaria Desktop Summit: Maemo Switches to Qt

Jul 05, 2009

Nokia will be using the Qt toolkit for its Maemo user interface in the future, according to an announcement the firm made at this year's Gran Canaria Desktop Summit.

Up to now, the Maemo GUI for the Nokia 770, N800 and N810 Internet tablets has used the GTK+ toolkit. As of the next Maemo release (codenamed Harmattan), the Qt cross-platform toolkit will become the Nokia GUI.

This according to Aron Kozak of Qt Software and Quim Gil, open source advocate in the Maemo Software team at Nokia. Qt Software, formerly Trolltech and quite recently a part of Nokia, is makers of the Qt libraries that the KDE project also uses.

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