Nokia has announced the official Qt port to the Maemo 5 Linux-based operating system that's designed to run on Nokia mobile computers. Qt is Nokia's cross-platform application and UI framework. This port to Maemo 5 is intended to support developers who want to use Qt to target mobile devices like the upcoming Nokia N900 while ensuring that applications can be ported to all Qt supported platforms, including the next Maemo 6 release as well as Symbian and Windows Mobile. The port is will be based on Qt's upcoming version 4.6, scheduled for final release in Q1 of 2010.
"Developers will be able to use Qt as a framework to create powerful native applications and with Qt's Webkit integration, it also provides them with a platform for creating web applications and services," says Nokia's Sebastian Nystrom. "Qt's support for Maemo 5, Maemo 6, Symbian, as well as Windows Mobile makes Qt the most sensible choice for developers looking to target multiple devices and achieve the broadest reach with their innovations."
This port of Qt incorporates the community-driven "Qt for Maemo" project. Nokia has also published an initial Technology Preview release. Developers can find out more at and contribute code at http://qt.gitorious.org.