08-14-2013 04:44 AM
Well its happened, ironic I had to search the Native forum to find out that they had merged as I haven't been on for a while.
I also think this wasn't the best of decisions as these were two of the largest forums anyway, but I will wait to see the explanation on why.
Maybe they are ditching Cascades.
08-14-2013 04:59 AM
08-14-2013 05:59 AM
"With the forum users will have to state more clearly what they want, like QML only or native only etc, but overall it should work out just fine."
In search mode not obvious ...
08-14-2013 10:14 AM
Just to put some perspective as to why we merged the boards :
There has always been a very thin line between Cascades and native development. For example you can write a Cascades app and use some core native audio or bluetooth APIs. At a logical level at least Cascades development is a subset of native development. Much of the confusion we've had from developers in the past is that by having 2 sites and 2 forums people saw them as 2 distinct development environments. This was the main reason why we merged the sites as well.
As the platform continues to evolve, there are going to be rich APIs exposed at both the Cascades and native layers and having one site and forum will hopefully provide the ability to visualize the SDK's holistically instead of thinking in terms of sub frameworks.
As for some of the speculation around Cascades - it still is and will continue to be our UI framework. There are no changes there. If anything Cascades will become even more powerful in the future with some of the new features the team is working on
08-14-2013 10:30 AM
thanks for some 'official' words on the merge.
perhaps the forums software can be enhanced and give you some predefined Message Tags for new topics (C, C++, Qt, QML, Cascades) which can be easy checked.
... and then ther Search also can use those easy-to-check tags.
would make it easier to find stuff
08-14-2013 10:32 AM
Thanks for the clarification if you are still on can you tell me what has happened to re-ordering of lists?
I've been waiting a while for this functionality to come along and its seems to be forever delayed?
08-14-2013 11:08 AM
Agreed. We will be adding more tagging and smart filtering in our docs and API search and we can look into doing the same for the forums. Will need to brainstorm with a few folks to see what we can do to make this easier.
08-14-2013 11:10 AM
Don't have an answer handy regarding list reordering since i don't deal with the UI component side of things. I'll find out...
08-14-2013 04:26 PM
Made some inquiries about list ordering and got an answer. The Cascades team thought they would be able to get it in to 10.2, but ended up missing the 10.2 window. It's an important feature and should come in the next SDK release.