Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 19:55 UTC, submitted by Matthew Smith
Qt A first release candidate of version 4.4 of Qt, the cross-platform C++ development toolkit, was released today. Thiago Macieira says that this is considered release quality and good enough to use for most tasks. Major new features include support for Windows CE, a WebKit-based HTML rendering module (WebKit is based on KHTML and used in Safari), a Phonon-based multimedia module, XQuery 1.0 (and thus XPath 2.0) support in XML, a concurrency framework allowing multi-threading without the mutexes needed previously, and a new help system. Downloads are available (source, Windows and Mac installers) from Trolltech.
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best news all day
by poundsmack on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 20:49 UTC
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2005-07-13

i am thriled about the Win CE support! QT just keeps getting better and better. keep up the great work guys!

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Win CE support
by usr0 on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 22:26 UTC in reply to "best news all day"
usr0 Member since:
2006-10-27

i am thriled about the Win CE support!


No wonder as Nokia has acquired Trolltech: http://trolltech.com/28012008/28012008

Now Qt is also targeted towards mobile phone platforms.

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RE: Win CE support
by reldruh on Fri 4th Apr 2008 05:59 UTC in reply to "Win CE support"
reldruh Member since:
2007-02-05

Now Qt is also targeted towards mobile phone platforms.

I don't think that's a result of the Nokia acquisition. Remember the greenphone from a few months ago? And qtopia phone edition existed even before that, I believe. I think it's much more likely that nokia acquired trolltech because of their already existing support for mobile phones (whether to use it on their own phones or to stop their competitors from using it remains to be seen) rather than to reformat a desktop platform onto mobile phones. It doesn't seem to make much sense the other way around. And from a recent trolltech developers blog (http://labs.trolltech.com/blogs/2008/04/01/news-from-the-inside/) it seems that they're working on getting qtopia running on nokia phones, a prospect I find exciting. I'm looking forward to the day I can choose between a nokia phone running qtopia, a gphone running android or an openmoko (also with qtopia). Things are definitely looking up.

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RE[2]: Win CE support
by _LH_ on Fri 4th Apr 2008 09:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Win CE support"
_LH_ Member since:
2005-07-20

"Now Qt is also targeted towards mobile phone platforms.

I don't think that's a result of the Nokia acquisition. Remember the greenphone from a few months ago? And qtopia phone edition existed even before that, I believe. I think it's much more likely that nokia acquired trolltech because of their already existing support for mobile phones (whether to use it on their own phones or to stop their competitors from using it remains to be seen) rather than to reformat a desktop platform onto mobile phones. It doesn't seem to make much sense the other way around. And from a recent trolltech developers blog (http://labs.trolltech.com/blogs/2008/04/01/news-from-the-inside/) it seems that they're working on getting qtopia running on nokia phones, a prospect I find exciting. I'm looking forward to the day I can choose between a nokia phone running qtopia, a gphone running android or an openmoko (also with qtopia). Things are definitely looking up.
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You know, that blog post is from the first of april and the magical t9 easter egg they give, gives you "april april".

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RE: Win CE support
by Teebo on Sat 5th Apr 2008 07:35 UTC in reply to "Win CE support"
Teebo Member since:
2005-07-28

"i am thriled about the Win CE support!


No wonder as Nokia has acquired Trolltech: http://trolltech.com/28012008/28012008

Now Qt is also targeted towards mobile phone platforms.
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The WinCE port was in the works for quite some time. It's not a result of the acquisition by Nokia.

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