The newest iteration of Qt has been released today. See the announcement on Trolltech's site. User desktop improvements include a "completely re-written, faster font rendering engine." Developer improvements include new QSplashScreen and QToolBox objects. Looks fun!
The first, very-alpha, release of the Qt library on DirectFB is now available for testing! A lot of things still have to be
implemented, so please don't expect to be able to run Konqueror on DirectFB
(yet). You can find screenshots and a link to the source here.
Thanks to KDE France, I have the chance to conduct a phone interview with Trolltech CEO Eirik Eng. If you have questions on Qt and Trolltech, now is the time to ask! I will harvest questions from LinuxFr, KDE France and of course here.
Trolltech has announced a new beta of Qt Script for Applications. In the words of the blurb: "The QSA toolkit is made up of the following components: QSA library, which the developer of the C++ application uses to make their Qt-based applications scriptable.
For those of you not yet convinced of the evils of the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), Philippe Fremy presents the English version of an article by Pascal Audoux that pits MFC against Qt. "The [Qt] architecture is a good object-oriented one and was obviously intelligently designed. The result is a toolkit very consistent regarding naming, inheritance, class organisation and methods.
The toolkit we know and love has finally been ported to the text console. The Qt-Console project reports having reached the point of successfully running ports of Konsole, KMail and even Konqueror on the console.
Matthias Kalle Dalheimer,
who besides being one of the initial KDE developers, author of a famous
c't article which helped galvanize KDE early in its life, author of an
important series of early KDE articles
(1, 2, 3)