Trolltech Releases Second Preview of Qt for Java

Trolltech has released a second preview of Qt Jambi - a prototype version of Qt that allows Java programmers to use the popular cross-platform development framework. This release incorporates the feedback of over 1700 beta testers, and features new
additions like Web Start functionality, improved integration with
Eclipse and single JAR file deployment for Qt Jambi-based
applications. Technical details are available in the Qt
Jambi Whitepaper. To try it out, sign up for the preview license
and download.


Is it gnu classpath compatible?

By furangu at Fri, 2006/09/01 - 5:00am

Well if the classpath people do their work right (which they will I'm sure) there shouldn't be any compatibility problems because classpath is an implementation of a known specification. It should just work.

The problem is not compatibility but the fact that classpath is just not ready yet . If I recall correctly Jambi uses a lot of Java 5 specific features like generics and classpath doesn't implement that yet.

Of course, things move along quickly so I might be wrong already.

By Quintesse at Fri, 2006/09/01 - 5:00am

Things move along quickly. You can find the "generics" branch of Classpath in their download directory ( and mirrors). It's quite up to speed, but not yet merged into the main branch as I understand it.

Hopefully Sun will pick an acceptable license for their open sourcening of Java, we'll have to wait until October to see.

By Haakon Nilsen at Fri, 2006/09/01 - 5:00am

Can you compile this with gcj? :)

By Pedro Alves at Fri, 2006/09/01 - 5:00am

Can I use Python/Jython with Qt for Java/Jambi?


By Anonymous at Sat, 2006/09/02 - 5:00am

Why not directly PyQt?

By ZeD at Sat, 2006/09/02 - 5:00am

Yes, you're right. It's only a question if it's possible.

By Anonymous at Sat, 2006/09/02 - 5:00am

Jython works with any Java accessible library AFAIK.

Then you've always got good old Python with PyQt / PyKDE.


By Simon Edwards at Sun, 2006/09/03 - 5:00am

I did not see anything about it in the whitepaper, but hopfully Trolltech will include tools in the final version to help port application made with legacy gui toolkits like AWT and Swing. Making it easier for those having such applications to migrate everything to Qt Jambi. Does anyone know if this is planned?

By Morty at Sun, 2006/09/03 - 5:00am