Qt is a comprehensive, object-oriented development framework that enables development of high-performance, cross-platform rich-client and server-side applications. When you implement a program with Qt, you can run it on the X Window System (Unix/X11), Apple Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows NT/9x/2000/XP by simply compiling the source code for the platform you want. Qt is the basis for the KDE desktop environment, and is also used in numerous commercial applications such as Google Earth, Skype for Linux, and Adobe Photoshop Elements.
|Tags||Desktop Environment Software Development Libraries Application Frameworks Widget Sets|
|Licenses||GPL LGPL GPLv3|
|Operating Systems||Windows POSIX Linux GNU/Linux Mac OS X BSD|
At the end of October the Qt Project went live. This means that development of Qt will be governed as a true open source project. We now have qt-project.org – a website where all development of Qt will be centered, providing the same infrastructure and processes for everybody that wants to contribute to Qt. All development will happen in one central location, with access for everyone at the same time. No more separate code flow for “Nokians vs others”, and no more time delays! What you see is what Nokia developers see. Discussions, decisions and roadmapping will all happen in the community, by the community, for the community. Anyone can be a Contributor, and even an Approver or Maintainer if they show enough merit. For more info see: http://labs.qt.nokia.com/2011/10/21/the-qt-project-is-live/ http://blog.qt.nokia.com/2011/09/12/qt-project/
Release Notes: The new Qt Quick Controls and Qt Quick Layouts modules finally offer ‘widgets’ for Qt Quick. Qt Sensors has now been added to Qt 5.1, supporting Android, Blackberry, and iOS. Qt Serial Port lets you interface with physical and virtual serial ports of your device to allow easy access to your hardware peripherals through a common cross-platform API. Qt X11 Extras provide you direct access to screen information on platforms running the X server.
Release Notes: Qt 5.0.2 brings over 600 improvements compared to Qt 5.0.1. Qt Creator 2.7.0 is included in the release package. You can now easily skip modules in configure when building Qt yourself. Static linking now works correctly for the Qt libraries.
Release Notes: This version represents a major overhaul of the C++ GUI programming framework. Key benefits include graphics quality improvements, higher performance on constrained hardware, cross-platform portability, support for C++11, HTML5 support with QtWebKit 2, a vastly improved QML engine with new APIs, and ease of use and compatibility with Qt 4 versions.
Release Notes: This release adds over 100 functional improvements, updates WebKit to version 2.2.2 and libpng to version 1.5.10, and adds 30 improvements to documentation and tools.
Release Notes: Qt Platform Abstraction (QPA) restructures the GUI stack to enable easier porting of Qt to different windowing systems and devices. Threaded OpenGL enables rendering OpenGL from more than one thread concurrently. HTTP requests are now handled in a separate thread by default. The filesystem stack received some heavy lifting under the hood. The result is better I/O performance.