Home > Qt > Trolltech Releases Qt 3.1 Beta 1 Trolltech Releases Qt 3.1 Beta 1 Eugenia Loli 2002-09-11 Qt 13 Comments Trolltech today announced the release of Qt 3.1 beta 1. This new version brings simplified creation of ActiveX controls, Motif integration enables gradual migration, Mac OS X integration and more. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 13 Comments 2002-09-11 9:35 pm Anonymous I sure wish Trolltech would update the Windows Non-Commercial version… it’s still at 2.3. 2002-09-11 9:39 pm Anonymous They have decided to not create a new version I think. Windows, X11 and OSX are fully commercial now. Only GPL apps for X11 are allowed to use the GPL’ed version of Qt. We have talked about all this in previous Qt articles, please check our archives. 2002-09-11 9:40 pm Anonymous Dream on, dude… 2002-09-11 10:03 pm Anonymous …beta is free to open source developers. Anyone knows where to find beta release for MacOSX? 2002-09-11 10:17 pm Anonymous They only have the free beta as source code and that is ONLY for XFree GPL’ed applications. Open source for Trolltech means Linux and XFree, not OSX. I am not sure there is even a demo for OSX. Check their website, there might be one. You might need to shake down the thousand bucks they require for it if you want full versions. 😉 2002-09-11 10:32 pm Anonymous I understand what are you trying to say OpenMinded, but before the beta release (about a month ago), they said beta will be available for free for all platforms for open-source developers. Final release would cost money of course. I was waiting for so long to try some of my QT apps I made in Linux and now I can’t. Back to Cocoa I guess. 2002-09-12 1:01 am Anonymous I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask, but will KDE 3.1 be based on QT 3.1 or on an earlier version of KDE? 2002-09-12 1:11 am Anonymous Yep, right now qt-copy off of cvs is showing qt31b1 as the version #. There were minor problems with it being non-binary compatable with 3.0 but was quickly fixed up. 2002-09-12 3:48 am Anonymous If you want the full version of the latest QT libraries, why not install Linux, download the GPL’ed apps only version and write something cool. Once it is done, try and sell it to some company and build in the cost of a QT license for Windows or OS X into the price. That is how I have paid for all my commercial development tools (and many of my machines). Just a thought. 2002-09-12 4:21 am Anonymous i think there is more changes in window-qt-3.1 then linux-qt-3.1. does qt favour window developers rather than linux developers. does it mean more window-qt-developers than linux-qt-developers? 2002-09-12 5:26 am Anonymous Does anybody know if the eval license actually expires? I’m just a student, and of course I can’t afford a license. I’d like to try out the latest version without worrying about when it’ll expire. Does Trolltech offer a student license? I looked around but didn’t find one… 2002-09-12 8:57 am Anonymous It could also mean there were more bugs in the Windows code. And I guess the ActiveX integration takes some changes. But yes, the number of commercial windows developers by far outnumbers anything-else developers. So I guess there is reason to believe that there are also more of them using Qt. Anyway, people are free to port the GPL’ed Qt-X11 to Windows “native” 2002-09-12 6:20 pm Anonymous If you want the full version of the latest QT libraries, why not install Linux, download the GPL’ed apps only version and write something cool. Once it is done, try and sell it to some company and build in the cost of a QT license for Windows or OS X into the price. Nope, not allowed by Qt’s license.. If you want to develop something commercial, you need a commercial license.