Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th May 2008 08:54 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Qt Yesterday, Trolltech released the final version of Qt 4.4, their graphical toolkit which forms the base for, among a lot of other things, the KDE project. It still features the dual-license model (of course), so proprietary developers can license Qt, while open source developers can get a GPLd version (both GPL 2 as well as 3). Read on for a quick overview of the new features, as well as some findings by Ars Technica.
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by michi on Thu 8th May 2008 10:27 UTC
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For proprietary vendors, QT isn't freer than .NET at all.

So what? Why should Trolltech give away Qt for free to people who develop proprietary software? Actually I think it is a good thing that proprietary vendors pay for Qt because Trolltech needs money to further develop and improve Qt and Trolltech wouldn't make money if they give away Qt for free to proprietary vendors. The open source community greatly benefits from Trolltech improving Qt. By the way, you have to pay for an MSDN subscription too and many source managment systems and profilers are not for free either. Welcome to the world of commercial software development!

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