Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2005 14:17 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Qt Trolltech has just released Qt 4.1. Many new features were added since Qt 4.0, including integrated support for rendering SVG drawings and animations, a PDF backend to the Qt printing system and a lightweight unit testing framework. Qt Designer, OpenGL support and Visual Studio .NET integration were updated too.
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RE[4]: @Simba
by Happel on Tue 20th Dec 2005 19:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: @Simba"
Happel
Member since:
2005-11-16

"There is no way this is possible. Because the BSD license is in no way compatible with the QPL.

The BSD license allows me to take code, package it up, close source it, and sell it commercially. If QPL allowed me to use BSD, then it would effectively allow me to bypass the commercial license requirement."

You really don't know what your talking about. So please stop trolling here. Read the license and come back...wait don't.

"That doesn't count. It requires cygwin. And cygwin != Windows, and comes with all kinds of strings attached to it."

You really don't know what your talking about. So please stop trolling here. Qt4 is under the terms of GPL and it dosen't need cygwin. So please try troll things you know something.

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RE[5]: @Simba
by Simba on Tue 20th Dec 2005 20:06 in reply to "RE[4]: @Simba"
Simba Member since:
2005-10-08

"You really don't know what your talking about. So please stop trolling here. Read the license and come back...wait don't."

Considering I have released quite a bit of code under the BSD license, I have read it forwards, backwards and sideways. In a nutshell, BSD makes no requirement that I distribute source code

There is an obvious clash here between QPL and BSD. Because as I said, I am free to reuse BSD code, and close source it and sell it commercially. And this clashes with the QPL which says I can only write free / open source applications unless I buy a commercial license.

You can say I don't know what I am talking about. But I'm going to maintain my position that there is a conflict between BSD and QPL until you explain to me how this incompatibility may be resolved.

To make it easier for you, I will quote the conflicting clauses here:

BSD:
"Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:"

QPL:
6. You may develop application programs, reusable components and other software items that link with the original or modified versions of the Software. These items, when distributed, are subject to the following requirements:

a. You must ensure that all recipients of machine-executable forms of these items are also able to receive and use the complete machine-readable source code to the items without any charge beyond the costs of data transfer.

There is a clear conflict here. The QPL clearly does not allow certain things to be done that the BSD license does allow to be done.

Again, please explain to me how this incompatibility is resolved?

Edited 2005-12-20 20:18

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