Ask Your Question
2

Is ROS still looking at using Qt?

asked 2011-02-15 06:58:57 -0500

Alex Bravo gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:09:07 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

A while ago there was a discussion of moving from wxWidgets to Qt and PySide: Moving from wxWidgets to Qt

How does ROS community feel about Qt in light of recent Nokia-Microsoft partnership announcement?

Qt group did provide an update yesterday: Update on Qt

PySide also seems to be unaffected: Turmoil at Nokia -- no immediate effect on PySide

Update 2/16/2011: 3 videos of Nokia CTO talking about the future of Qt

Alex Bravo

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted
4

answered 2011-02-15 07:11:52 -0500

kwc gravatar image

If there is any affect on Qt, it would mostly seem related to the mobile space. Qt already has a large userbase and demand in the desktop space, so I don't see much affect. Relative to wxWindows, Qt still seems the better choice.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Comments

The main question, "Is ROS still looking at using Qt?" still isn't really answered. What's the status of plans for this transition? E-turtle?
Patrick Bouffard gravatar image Patrick Bouffard  ( 2011-03-30 05:42:17 -0500 )edit
Alex is working on transitioning some of our existing tools (xdot, rxgraph, smach_viewer) to qt. Future tools will be built in Qt. There is no particular schedule for the overall transition, but we are soliciting help with 'handoff' tickets for those willing to assist.
kwc gravatar image kwc  ( 2011-03-30 09:39:47 -0500 )edit

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Question Tools

Stats

Asked: 2011-02-15 06:58:57 -0500

Seen: 1,201 times

Last updated: Feb 16 '11