03-26-2013 08:25 AM - edited 03-26-2013 10:18 AM
I am currently porting a Qt application to BB10 and as QtMobility (and QtLocation) is only supported as a subset (without map view), I have tried to compile Qt5 myself. While Qt5 works quite well under BB10, it seems that QtLocation does not yet support Blackberry devices (no specific plugin is available). Do you know if there are some plans for Qt5? Or if anybody tried to port the Qt4 QtLocationSubset to Qt5?
I know that porting the application to cascades using the custom map view is also a possibility but besides the porting effort, I also cannot test it with the simulator. Plus the missing features (such as custom fonts)...
04-02-2013 05:31 AM - edited 04-02-2013 05:33 AM
Yes, Qt4 with QtLocationSubset works well but without map.
Additionally, Qt5 is interesting for me because of:
- The new incoming Quick Controls (http://doc-snapshot.qt-project.org/qt5-dev/qtquick
- Quick2 and OpenGL rendering (Qt4 rendering is a little bit slow)
- The full QtLocation with maps (including OSM plug-in which supports offline maps)
- More flexibility for the future
As far as I know, Blackberry already supports Qt5 quite well. I hope that Qt5 packages will be part of future BB10 releases. But positioning is still missing