Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Dec 2007 21:35 UTC, submitted by borker
Qt Trolltech has published a preview of Qt 4.4. "Qt 4.4 is one of the most exciting Qt releases ever, expanding the range of what is possible with Qt. While the release is still several months away, we would like to provide you with a sneak preview of several key new technologies set to be included in Qt 4.4."
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RE: kde4?
by robertknight on Thu 20th Dec 2007 02:15 UTC in reply to "kde4?"
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> when will the 4.4 release be integrated with KDE4?

KDE 4.0 is being developed against Qt 4.3 as it is due for release in January, and 4.4 is not expected until the end of Q1 2008. KDE 4 applications developed against 4.3 should work with Qt 4.4 libraries without any source code changes or recompilation since Qt releases are binary compatible during their life-time.

There isn't any "integration" required, so to speak.

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RE[2]: kde4?
by CaptainPinko on Thu 20th Dec 2007 19:27 in reply to "RE: kde4?"
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Yes but for how long will KDE be "handicapped" by Qt 4.3 ? I mean it seems that it would be best if they used what the Qt provides instead of maintaining their own.

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RE[3]: kde4?
by anda_skoa on Thu 20th Dec 2007 20:23 in reply to "RE[2]: kde4?"
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...instead of maintaining their own.

KDE does not and never has maintained their own version of Qt.

KDE 4.0 will use Qt4.3 because this is the version available at this time.

Since Qt4.4 will be available when releasing KDE 4.1, features developed for 4.1 can obviously make use of any new features available in Qt4.4

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RE[3]: kde4?
by borker on Thu 20th Dec 2007 21:45 in reply to "RE[2]: kde4?"
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On the wekit side, the default html engine in KDE4.0 is still khmtl and it is (trying to come up with a nice, non-inflammatory word here) undecided whether or not there will be an eventual switch to webkit from khtml.

As far as the phonon development is concerned trolltech (to their great credit) are contributing directly into the KDE svn tree rather than maintaining their own phonon branch, so KDE already has all of their work in that area available to them (and visa versa of course).

So, of all the other goodness, a fair percentage doesn't really have a KDE implementation so there won't really have to be a point where they stop developing their own code and switch over to TTs or try and maintain parallel branches or anything.

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