The Qt Developer Days conference took place earlier this month in Berlin, Germany. For those not in attendance at this open-source development conference, the slides for many of the Qt talks have been uploaded with coverage on Qt Quick, KDE Frameworks 5, and other interesting areas surrounding this tool-kit soon to finally reach its major 5.0 milestone.
Digia has announced the second beta release of the Qt 5.0 tool-kit as the final release is no longer too far out.
Digia has announced the official release of Qt Creator 2.6.0.
While Digia's acquisition of Qt from Nokia has been closed for less than one month, concerns are already arising amongst users/developers when it comes to distinguishing the Digia company versus the Qt Project.
With XCB being a requirement for the Linux version of Qt 5.0, and Xlib not being supported, it's causing problems for some wishing to adopt this forthcoming tool-kit.
While all of the exciting Qt tool-kit development work is centered around the forthcoming Qt 5.0, which is currently in beta, the Qt Project has today released version 4.8.3 of their popular open-source multi-platform tool-kit.
Following the recent Qt 5.0 Beta release, the Qt Creator 2.6 development environment is also now at beta.
At long last, the Qt 5.0 beta has been released.
Unfortunately, due to Nokia selling off Qt and the other recent changes, the beta for the Qt 5.0 tool-kit still isn't ready.
While the Qt 5.0 Beta was supposed to be out in July, it was changed to release the Qt 5 beta in early August. We're now half-way through August and there's no signs of an imminent beta. It's now been said that "some things have been a bit more difficult lately" leading to a delay in Qt5.
Following the Qt 5.0 release, developers of this open-source tool-kit will aim to issue feature updates on a six-month cycle.
Lars Knoll, the current Qt Chief Architect at Nokia and responsible for leading the Qt 5.0 development, has commented on the shutting down of Nokia's Qt Australia office.
After facing some delays, the Qt 5.0 Beta will likely be published in early August.
The KDE development community has issued a statement concerning future use of the Qt tool-kit within the KDE desktop environment.
There's some interesting OpenGL-related news out of the Qt development camp.
Lars Knoll shared this morning that the Qt 5.0 Beta should be ready for release within the next two weeks.
The Qt 5.0 tool-kit is beginning to take greater advantage of the C++11 programming language update.
Qt 5.0 Alpha was released this morning by the Norwegians.
One of the targeted mobile platforms to target with Qt 5.0 has been Apple's iOS, but it looks like some technical problems may prevent Qt5 from coming to your iPhone or iPad.
Frederik Gladhorn of Nokia has made public a mini status report about what various developers from Nokia's Qt office in Oslo, Norway are working on at the moment.
In an email to Phoronix, Digia has clarified their Qt Commercial releases and further affirmed their commitment to the public Qt Project.
In 2011 when talking about Digia putting out new Qt Commercial releases with over one hundred changes compared to what's found in the open-source/community Qt repository, many Phoronix readers were upset by this large delta. Digia is still putting out new Qt Commercial releases that carry large differences to the upstream open-source releases, but they've offered up the patches for mainline integration.
GammaRay 1.1 has been released, which is an interesting open-source application that allows the user to poke KDE/Qt applications and to manipulate these application binaries at run-time through a variety of techniques.
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.
Qt 4.8 was released today with several new features.
LightDM, the promising light-weight and extensible display manager that became the default in Ubuntu 11.10, is receiving some KDE love.
Laszlo Papp, a KDE mobile developer, has proposed a 3D audio support module for the Qt Playground that's based around the OpenAL API.
For those that weren't present at the Qt Developer Days 2011 in Munich this past week, here's some of the content that's now available online from this conference that marked the beginning of the Qt Project.
C++11, the new C++ ISO standard that was approved last month and formerly was known as C++0x, has been called to be employed by Qt and KDE as quickly as possible.
For those interested in the Qt tool-kit and its move towards an open governance model, there's two blog posts worth reading today.
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