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More Open-Source Participants Are Backing A Possible Fork Of Qt

This week's bombshell that future Qt releases might be restricted to paying customers for a period of twelve months has many open-source users and developers rightfully upset. Qt so far only provided a brief, generic statement but several individuals and projects are already expressing interest in a Qt fork should it come to it.

11 April 2020 - Forking Qt - 220 Comments
The Qt Company Provides A Brief Comment On Open-Source

Yesterday a KDE developer who serves on the board of the KDE Free Qt Foundation commented that The Qt Company is evaluating restricting new releases to paying customers for 12 months. That was said to be under consideration due to COVID19 / coronavirus impacting their finances and needing to boost short-term revenues. The Qt Company has now come out with an incredibly brief statement on the matter.

9 April 2020 - Qt Open-Source Concerns - 95 Comments
Qt Creator 4.12 Reaches Beta

The Qt Company has put out the first public beta of the Qt Creator 4.12 integrated development environment focused on Qt/C++ development.

7 March 2020 - Qt Creator 4.12 Beta - Add A Comment
Qt Wayland's Maintainer Is Leaving The Company

While the Qt5 tool-kit on Wayland is in fairly good shape in recent times, the Qt Wayland module that provides the Wayland platform abstraction and helpers for assembly Qt-based Wayland compositors could run the risk of regressing.

29 February 2020 - Qt Wayland - 32 Comments
Qt Shader Tools Looks To Become Official Qt6 Module

The currently-experimental Qt Shader Tools allows for graphics/compute shader conditioning and used by the in-development Qt graphics abstraction layer for supporting Vulkan / Metal / Direct3D / OpenGL APIs.

11 December 2019 - Qt Shader Tools - 11 Comments
The Qt 3D Story With Vulkan Should Be Quite Compelling For Qt 6.0

With the soon to be released Qt 5.14 is the start of their new high-level 3D API that itself is graphics API independent for being able to target the likes of Apple Metal and Vulkan as well as Direct3D and still falling back to OpenGL. The start of the graphics API independent scenegraph renderer is turning out well for Qt 5.14 but there will be more to come in the spring with Qt 5.15 while at the end of next year with Qt 6.0 should be a much more compelling story.

27 October 2019 - Qt 3D + Qt Quick 3D - 15 Comments

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