A year ago Nokia had bought out Trolltech
, the company behind the popular Qt tool-kit, and since then we have seen a few major changes. In September, Trolltech was renamed to Qt Software
and then Nokia then decided to license Qt 4.5+ under the LGPL
while still offering versions under the GNU GPLv3 and their commercial license. The latest announcement to come out of Nokia / Qt Software is that they will be discontinuing development of Qt Jambi.
Qt Jambi is a port of this tool-kit for Java, but following the release of Qt Jambi 4.5 next month, Qt Software will stop developing the Jambi portion of Qt. The stated reason for this decision is to focus more resources on the Qt cross platform application and UI framework. Qt Jambi developers though won't be entirely let down, but Qt Software will be hosting a community implementation of this project, which will hopefully live on.
Qt Software has today made available a technical preview of Qt Jambi 4.5. Both announcements were made in this press release