recap of the Qt Contributors Summit 2013
(QtCS) in the context of Tizen. It was second main Qt Project event for me aimed at contributors where the outcome of discussions and planning directly affects direction of Qt development. This way development of Qt itself isn’t happening behind closed doors but is a meritocratic, consensus-based process
. (In addition to this summit, users of Qt have their Developer Days
in Europe and the USA every fall with that many topics
and this year first Starter Edition
debuts specifically tailored for people new to Qt, managers, or returnees looking for a refresher on the basics, please consider attending!)
Looking back, I come from a desktop mindset with fair share of work in specialized or embedded UIs. After 15 years of using Qt for most of my software development needs I found my portfolio started to include some of "mobile development" too. This year it seems I am not unique in this. Importance of mobile in the Qt development ecosystem is well reflected by the number of sessions related to mobile: be it the Qt Quick 2 graphical stack or the QML language. Having that area secured, Qt Quick takes a whole round to also include support for modern desktop mouse-driven interfaces. In addition QtCS was co-organized with KDE Akademy
where mobile-related topics were first-class too.