Nokia acquiring Qt-maker Trolltech

From LWN:

“The acquisition of Trolltech will help Nokia accelerate its cross-platform software strategy for mobile devices and desktop applications, and develop its Internet services business…”

This is an interesting development. Presumably, given Maemo’s an entrenched investment in the GTK+/GNOME toolchain, Nokia will find itself in the same boat as Novell, supporting two directly competing platforms.

Though considering they are also heavily invested in Symbian, hopefully they can manage this properly.. unlike some other tech companies (hello, Compaq!)