Project Lighthouse show way to Qt roadmap; reveal QML and commitment
The Nokia’s Director for Qt development, Lars Knoll gave a detailed description of the Qt plans at the Qt Developer Days conference. The development on a wider scale was driven by user needs such as web integration, 3D graphics, tactile feature supports and improved performance.
Qt Quick was also discussed in the conference. Knoll pointed out the role played by QML user interface language in Qt. Nokia uses Qt Quick to denote the QML and related technologies. The programming for the user interface is done in a finer pace to suit the developers. This could revolutionize the field of user interface developments and determine their future in Qt mobiles. Eventually, the development will have its effect on desktop and the way of the developers.
Qt Quick components strive to create pre designed user interface apps for QML and thus play a significant role in accelerating the growth of Qt Quick. QML Layouts can have an option to retain the original look on MeeGo as well as other OS plat forms. A newly devised debugger switches from QML to C++ and vice versa. It is currently under development. The QML tooling is to get a dynamic restructuring with such features. It allows the system to reload the layouts when an app is working simultaneously.