Thursday, September 03, 2009

Qt confused about multimedia?

I've always had a very high opinion of Trolltech's Qt Software's Nokia's Qt framework.

But after a post today on Qt Labs Blogs, it seems that there are two upcoming Qt multimedia frameworks that seem to duplicate and ignore the existing Phonon module -- these are the Qt Multimedia module and the Multimedia framework for QtMobility.

Dear trolls, what is going on with all of this? Is Phonon going to be abandoned? Is Phonon the new arts?

Update: It seems that indeed Phonon is the new arts, as Nokia is putting it on life support. Fortunately, it seems that some KDE hackers (including Phonon's original author) will support and develop Phonon further, so it might not be so bad after all.