Today, we at Qt Software have opened our repositories to the public. Any developer can now help guide and shape the future development of Qt by contributions of code, translations, examples and other material to Qt and Qt-related projects. We have also published our roadmap and released Qt Jambi under the LGPL. Read on for details.
Since we moved to Git as our version control system in late summer 2008, the web-based Gitorious was an obvious choice for helping us manage the contributions. We have funded its founder Johan Sørensen and one of his colleagues to work on tweaks and added functionality like team support and wikis that are now available to all projects using Gitorious. We will continue to work on improvements to Gitorious together with the project in the future.
The new contribution site will not only host Qt itself but also a number of Qt-related tools and projects including the Qt Creator IDE, Qt Jambi and various Qt Labs projects.
Qt Roadmap Published on qtsoftware.com
Along with the launch of the open repositories, we are publishing a roadmap that gives an overview of current features in development and research projects and helps you understand Qt's future direction. Not only that, we would love you to help us shape this direction through feedback and contributions.
Qt Jambi 4.5.0_01 Released Under LGPL
Additionally, we have released Qt Jambi to the open repositories today. This is the final feature release which will be followed by a one-year maintenance period. We are confident that a commited group of developers will take over and make it a successful open source community project.
Read more about the Jambi release in Eskil's blog posting.