While the Qt 5.0 Beta was supposed to be out in July, it was changed to release the Qt 5 beta in early August. We're now half-way through August and there's no signs of an imminent beta. It's now been said that "some things have been a bit more difficult lately" leading to a delay in Qt5.
Following the Qt 5.0 release, developers of this open-source tool-kit will aim to issue feature updates on a six-month cycle.
Lars Knoll, the current Qt Chief Architect at Nokia and responsible for leading the Qt 5.0 development, has commented on the shutting down of Nokia's Qt Australia office.
After facing some delays, the Qt 5.0 Beta will likely be published in early August.
The KDE development community has issued a statement concerning future use of the Qt tool-kit within the KDE desktop environment.
There's some interesting OpenGL-related news out of the Qt development camp.
Lars Knoll shared this morning that the Qt 5.0 Beta should be ready for release within the next two weeks.
The Qt 5.0 tool-kit is beginning to take greater advantage of the C++11 programming language update.
Qt 5.0 Alpha was released this morning by the Norwegians.
One of the targeted mobile platforms to target with Qt 5.0 has been Apple's iOS, but it looks like some technical problems may prevent Qt5 from coming to your iPhone or iPad.
Frederik Gladhorn of Nokia has made public a mini status report about what various developers from Nokia's Qt office in Oslo, Norway are working on at the moment.
In an email to Phoronix, Digia has clarified their Qt Commercial releases and further affirmed their commitment to the public Qt Project.
In 2011 when talking about Digia putting out new Qt Commercial releases with over one hundred changes compared to what's found in the open-source/community Qt repository, many Phoronix readers were upset by this large delta. Digia is still putting out new Qt Commercial releases that carry large differences to the upstream open-source releases, but they've offered up the patches for mainline integration.
GammaRay 1.1 has been released, which is an interesting open-source application that allows the user to poke KDE/Qt applications and to manipulate these application binaries at run-time through a variety of techniques.
Besides monitoring the Linux kernel merge window for its interesting features, another project with an active merge window worth tracking right now is for Qt 5.0. The merge window on Qt 5.0 will close at the beginning of February.
Qt 4.8 was released today with several new features.
LightDM, the promising light-weight and extensible display manager that became the default in Ubuntu 11.10, is receiving some KDE love.
Laszlo Papp, a KDE mobile developer, has proposed a 3D audio support module for the Qt Playground that's based around the OpenAL API.
For those that weren't present at the Qt Developer Days 2011 in Munich this past week, here's some of the content that's now available online from this conference that marked the beginning of the Qt Project.
C++11, the new C++ ISO standard that was approved last month and formerly was known as C++0x, has been called to be employed by Qt and KDE as quickly as possible.
For those interested in the Qt tool-kit and its move towards an open governance model, there's two blog posts worth reading today.
LightDM, the cross-desktop display manager that provides a clean API for writing multiple user-interfaces and for delivering fast performance, continues to mature. With the Ubuntu 11.10 release in October, Ubuntu is using LightDM instead of the GDM from GNOME as the display / log-in manager. For those concerned that the KDE side may be not getting enough love, it actually is and there's been progress made on a Qt-powered interface.
Yesterday I delivered the live news about Nokia's plans for Qt 5 with its new features and a road-map to deliver this new tool-kit in the 2012 calendar year. With Qt 5 now being talked about, so is KDE 5.
Just announced during the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Budapest is word that Qt 5 is in development and will be released in the next calendar year.
A week after the release of LLVM 2.9 with Clang, it now appears that it's successfully building the Qt library. Not only is Clang being boot-strapped and compiling Qt4, but it's also building the WebKit module. Once everything's built, it's working and even the Flash module is working from within there.
Just days after blogging about Gallium3D and the TGSI IR that could be replaced with LLVM IR in LunarGLASS, Zack Rusin has written a new entry regarding 2D acceleration and the lack of really any innovation or major changes to this area of graphics processing in recent years. However, that is beginning to change at least in the Nokia world when it comes to QML and Qt Scene Graph.
Well, here's some interesting weekend news: there's a polarized discussion taking place right now among core KDE developers about merging the KDE libraries into upstream Qt. Cornelius Schumacher, a long-time German KDE developer and currently the KDE e.V. president, has come out yesterday saying, "Let's merge Qt and the KDE development platform. Let's put all KDE libraries, support libraries, platform modules into Qt, remove the redundancies in Qt, and polish it into one nice consistent set of APIs, providing both, the wonderful KDE integration, consistency and convenience, as well as the simplicity and portability of the Qt platform."
Starting off December, Nokia has announced the release of Qt 4.6. This significant Qt tool-kit update introduces support for Symbian and also adds support for Microsoft Windows 7, Apple Mac OS X 10.6, and Maemo 6. The Maemo 5 support is still being worked on. Besides Qt being available on more platforms, Qt 4.6 introduces a new animation framework, new advanced graphics effects, support for multi-touch applications and gestures-based input, major Qt performance improvements, and an updated version of Qt Creator.
Qt 4.4 is planned for release next month with Phonon integration and a number of other features too, but planning is already underway for the next major release of Qt 4.5. A few details surrounding Qt 4.5 will be shed this afternoon in a mobile/embedded talk at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit here in Austin, but what we have found out so far is that Qt 4.5 will feature performance improvements, enhanced support for OpenVG/OpenGL ES, and proper support for writing animations within Qt. More information to come soon.
Breaking from the KDE 4.0 release event right now is word that Trolltech will be releasing Qt to be released under the GPLv3 license. An official announcement will be made by Trolltech regarding this GPLv2 to GPLv3 license update on Monday, January 21, 2008. Richard Stallman is pleased by this move and had stated, "I am very pleased that Trolltech has decided to make Qt available under GPLv3." This news was delivered at the KDE 4.0 release event by Haavard Nord, Trolltech co-founder & CEO.
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