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The Light Begins To Shine On Qt 4.8

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Published on 25 May 2011 07:14 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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While many users and developers are already looking forward to Qt 5, which will be released in the next calendar year, as a stepping stone towards that milestone is Qt 4.8.

Nokia has just announced the first technology preview release of Qt 4.8 to the open-source community. Qt 4.8 carries a variety of performance improvements, particularly for file-system performance, but the big feature of the Qt 4.8 release is Qt Lighthouse.

Qt Lighthouse is the new platform abstraction layer designed to make porting Qt to new platforms and graphics sub-systems much easier. Qt Lighthouse is also part of the Wayland upbringing. MeeGo Tablet UX and therefore Qt is already running on Wayland.

More information regarding the Qt 4.8 Technology Preview can be found in this Nokia Labs blog posting. The official release of Qt 4.8 is expected in the second half of 2011.

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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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