Qt 4.8 Forked Into New "CopperSpice" C++11 GUI Library
Written by Michael Larabel in Qt on 9 June 2015 at 05:09 PM EDT. 45 Comments
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Making some rounds on the Internet today is CopperSpice, a fork of Qt 4.8 from two years ago that's starting to take shape as a nice C++ GUI library for developers.

Since last month's Qt 4.8.7 release, no more Qt4 updates are planned with Qt 5 seeing wide-adoption and its ~6 month releases bringing many new features. However, CopperSpice is evolving in its own right and isn't merely a re-brand of Qt 4.8.

CopperSpice is written in C++11, has done away with Qt's Moc, the libraries can be linked into any standard C++ application, it includes some Qt5 classes, and has other core design changes. CopperSpice so far features libraries of CsCore, CsGui, CsMultimedia, CsNetwork, CsOpenGL, CsPhonon, CsSql, CsSvg, CsWebKit, CsXml, and CsXmlPatterns.

The CopperSpice PepperMill utility makes it easier for migrating off of Qt4 in converting existing application headers into standard C++ header files.

Those wishing to learn more about this C++11, Moc-less version of Qt 4.8 can visit CopperSpice.com.
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