Qt 5.0 Alpha Is Just About Two Weeks Away
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 6 March 2012 at 12:46 PM EST. 2 Comments
Lars Knoll, the well known Norwegian open-source developer for his Qt/KDE efforts, has proposed releasing the Qt 5.0 Alpha tool-kit in just two weeks.

With his role as the R&D director for Qt at Nokia, Lars Knoll has proposed "we aim for an alpha release within two weeks from now." Word came this morning via Qt's development list.

Lars isn't calling for any greater QA work for this first alpha release besides what's being done with their continuous integration system at present, but he is checking in on the release scripts and is calling for some release notes to be put together for Qt 5.0.

Qt 5.0 has a lot of improvements to this popular tool-kit from scene graph improvements / better hardware acceleration, greater QML usage, a new JavaScript engine, greater platform abstraction (Wayland support!), Native Client support, and much more.

Qt 5.0 went into feature freeze last month after Nokia announced last year that Qt 5.0 would come in 2012. This is also the first major milestone under the Qt Project that was formed last year.

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