Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jun 2007 20:30 UTC, submitted by Eskil A. Blomfeldt
Qt After several technical previews and betas, Trolltech has launched Qt Jambi (Qt for Java) as a product under a dual licensing model (commercial and GPL license). There are also some product information and demos, and downloads for open source versions.
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RE[3]: Well, cool
by eskil on Thu 7th Jun 2007 15:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Well, cool"
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Do regular (C++, native-compiled) Qt apps also need Qt installed on the (Windows/Mac) end user's system?

No, neither Qt nor Qt Jambi requires this. Native libraries are usually bundled with the application, whether it's a Java application or a native application.

Also, as someone else asked, what advantages might Qt Jambi bring to the average Java developer over Swing and SWT?

Main points would be:
1. An API which we believe to be more intuitive, easy to learn, easy to read, with reasonable default behavior, and just plain more pleasant to use. This should be a big deal for people who do application development, as it allows them to focus on the tasks of their particular application, and not on battling the API they are using to develop it. In our experience, the alternatives out there have usability issues that Qt Jambi does not suffer from.

2. Professional support.

3. The ability to easily combine native and Java-code using Qt and Qt Jambi side-by-side, and using the Qt Jambi Generator, which is part of the package.

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