One of the main reasons why most mobile developers use Windows XP on their desktops is that the IDE’s they use most simply aren’t available for anything else.
Given that Qt is advertised as a cross-plattform solution, this is strange – and it looks like a fix is on its way. The official Qt blog reports the following:
So, today, I’m happy to announce that developing Qt applications for the Symbian platform is possible on Linux with the upcoming Qt4.7. This will be experimental for now. Please give feedback on how well it works for you!
What this means is that developers using a Linux system can use a freely available cross-compiler and the also freely available Symbian tools to create applications for a Symbian based phone.
Even the process is in no way complete as of this writing, the link below should be interesting for all Linux heads among us: