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Qt 5.0 Work With One Month To Feature Freeze

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Published on 05 January 2012 08:12 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Qt
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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.

Lars Knoll of Nokia sent out a reminder email this morning that there's just one month left until the feature freeze for this major Qt5 tool-kit update will go into effect. In that email he also brings up the discussion about what the feature freeze should mean and how it should be handled, under this new Qt Project structure.

For those wanting to see about some of the Qt 5.0 work, see the 5.0 feature targets Wiki page for some of the technical items. Qt 5.0 has the V8 JavaScript Engine, graphical advancements, better platform abstraction (Wayland Display Server support), and other features. A feature overview of Qt 5.0 can be found from the tentative Qt 5.0 developer documentation. Qt 5.0 can also be made for use in web applications inside your browser.

To find out more or give the early Qt 5.0 code a shot, the source-code is accessible from the Qt5 Git repository. Qt 5.0 will be officially released later in 2012.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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