SEP
19
2007

Book Review: Foundations of Qt Development

A few weeks ago the APress title Foundations of Qt Development left the printing presses. The book introduces Qt in a step by step fashion, but also delves into most areas of the toolkit. The highlights include an in-depth look at the model/view classes, as well as introductions to all the tools and widgets needed to get started. The publishers were kind enough to send KDE Dot News a copy of the book, read on for a short review.

AUG
8
2007

Qt 4.3.1 Allows for More Free Software Licences

Trolltech have announced the release of Qt 4.3.1. This release adds bug fixes and performance optimisations. More significant however is the new licence exceptions added to their Free Software edition. This means Qt software can be used along with a larger range of other Free Software libraries and dependencies.

JUN
7
2007

Qt Jambi v4.3 Released

Trolltech has announced the final release of Qt Jambi version 4.3 (corresponding to Qt v4.3.0), the Java binding for Qt. The bindings are available under the same dual licensing deal as Qt. The webstart demonstration gives you a feel of what it can do.

MAY
3
2007

Qt Jambi Released Under GPL

Yesterday Trolltech released the second beta of Qt Jambi, the Qt API for Java. With this release we also released the source code including the Generator under GPL, opening the option for making KDE libs accessible to Java. Though it does not work together with gcj, it does work together with the open source Harmony Virtual machine and runtime.

APR
29
2007

Qt Apps Community Sites Launched

Some days ago the the community around the web sites KDE-Apps.org, KDE-Look.org, etc launched two new web sites: Qt-Apps.org and Qt-Prop.org.

MAR
16
2007

Qt 4.2.3 and 3.3.8 Released

Trolltech has released version 4.2.3 of Qt. This is mainly a bug-fix release, with updates to numerous classes across all platforms. Changes include a new unofficial Portuguese translation, three fixes to lupdate including one which brings a 400x speed increase, and a fix to a bug in QTextEdit which caused the bottom lines to become unreachable after adding the scroll bar.

JAN
5
2007

Qt Centre Programming Contest

Qt community site Qt Centre is celebrating its first anniversary with a programming contest. The contest is open until the end of May and the winning entries will be the best Qt 4 or Qtopia application or component, each selected from one of several categories. Great prizes to be won include a MacBook and two Qtopia Greenphones.

NOV
9
2006

Qt Jambi Developer Contest Announced

Trolltech has announced the Qt Jambi Developer Contest, which is now open to all developers following the release of the third Technology Preview (TP) of Qt Jambi. The contest is aimed at encouraging both Java and Qt programmers to try out the new features available in the Qt Jambi TP3.

OCT
23
2006

Security Updates for Qt

Trolltech has issued new patch releases of all current versions of Qt. Versions 3.3.7, 4.1.5 and 4.2.1 fix a security flaw which can be triggered by transforming specially-prepared pixmaps. It is a recommended update, although no real-world security issues exploiting these flaws have been recorded so far. Distributions are also releasing updated packages, note that distributions may release security-patched updates without changing the Qt version number.

OCT
4
2006

Qt 4.2 Released

Trolltech has announced the release of version 4.2 of Qt. The main features of this release are CSS-like desktop stylesheets, a new graphics view class, Qt/Mac look-and-feel improvements including the ability to host Carbon widgets inside Qt widgets and tighter cross-desktop integration. See the Qt 4.2 intro for a detailed list.

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