After much hard work the team are very happy to announce delivery of our 1.0.0 package! There is a party to celebrate, but only after I finish this blog post :)
The 1.0.0 package is being made available both under our Commercial and also Open Source licensing agreements. The release contains 9 APIs which are considered FINAL and 1 API which is marked BETA.
The list of APIs is as follows:
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All the above are considered FINAL :)
The remaining API, Multimedia, is at a very good state of development but we are reserving the right to modify following some final review meetings. Given this, it has been appropriately marked as BETA for the time being. Therefore, please be aware that our Multimedia API could well change before becoming FINAL and we would not be in a position to maintain the old Beta version We just wanted to be explicit on that point, so you can manage your risks accordingly.
You can obtain these APIs in Qt Solutions and use as an add-on to Qt or you can find them in the Nokia Qt SDK Beta which was also just released today.
Some things to note: The Qt Mobility 1.0.0 release for Maemo supports only Maemo PR 1.2 which is yet to be released.
There will be a patch release in the coming weeks to include bug fixes and backend updates for Symbian platforms. We also look forward to your contributions.
More APIs are being worked on in parallel so as soon as we have something drafted we will post early here for you to review . :) These too will go through our software maturation process involving sharing through Qt Labs drafting ->Technology Preview -> Beta -> Final and eventually, where relevant, into Qt.
As always our focus will remain on the APIs themselves rather than applications development, so applications are always welcomed as contributions. As a reminder our whitepaper is a good starting point for those as yet unfamiliar with the new Qt APIs for mobile development.
We hope you enjoy using the APIs and much as we enjoyed building them :)
Kind regards, Gerard on behalf of the Qt Mobility team.