After 5 months in public beta testing, QT 3.0, the next incarnation of the popular multi-platform GUI Toolkit from TrollTech has been released. Qt 3.0 introduces a large number of new and powerful features: The ability to build platform- and database independent database applications, greatly improved internationalisation and font handling, rich text engine that also supports richtext input/editing in addition to rendering, Qt Designer, a full-fledged GUI builder that now supports main window development, and includes an integrated C++ editor, Qt Linguist provides easy translation of Qt GUIs to different languages, Qt Assistant eases browsing and finding information in the Qt Documentation. In addition there are numerous other improvements such as Multiple Monitor Support, HTTP network protocol support, Support for latest evolutions in GUIs, Accessibility support and 64-bit Safety. Qt 3.0 also features a new and powerful Regular Expression Engine, which greatly simplifies complex text-manipulation operations. The syntax is compatible to, and as powerful as, Perl regular expressions, while at the same time including full support for Unicode. QT 3.0 is the basis for the next KDE and while it breaks binary compatibility, it keeps source compatibility with QT 2.x.
QT 3.0 Final Released
2001-10-16 Qt 9 Comments
This should be a sweet API, that’s for certain. My only concern is COST. The Windows version of this API is somewhat prohibitively priced, afaik. (not certain)
Free for non commercial use, I understand. Comments? Am I wrong?
Since I’m getting back into the Linux world (albeit, slowly), I’m anxious to do some development with a great API that will allow me to port easily. I am excited.
I have been programming this API and all I can say is Excellent.
Its a pleasure to use, the only other API that comes close is BeOS.
The multi-platform side of it is interesting, especially the platform independent database API, for the first time it should make Linux database programming as easy as Windows with ODBC. The ability to code one app and have it work on both platforms will be a dream especially when it comes to migrating corporate users from one platform to the other.
I look forward to trying QT 3.0.
I know that the previous version of QT was problematic to port to BeOS because of things missing in BeOS – will this be any easier?
Big Al, BeOS is dead, give it up.
BeOS’ <u>future</u> is perhaps (and most likely) dead. The OS itself can’t be dead because I’m posting from it now. Unless this is all a figment of my imagination…
It will be dead to me when they pry the keyboard from my cold dead hands. 🙂
What else can I say.
As for “BeOS is dead”, as long as I use it, it ain’t. And I do many things with it: I have a high-qualty sequencer in Sequitur, a fantastic drum machine with XRS, and enough VST plugins to last for a lng, long time. And I have softsynths, GrooveMaker, and T-racks – a great mastering package, and BamBam is a great digital recorder, for my purposes. There are a couple of interesting softsynths, and nothing beats BeOS in ripping and encoding music from CDs.
I was thinking to give a shot to Digital Tracker, too.
BeOS is not dead, yet. It’s future is bleak, but I will still make music with BeOS.
I’m writing this running BeOS too.
And i think it would be really GREAT to have QT for BeOS. Can someone port it?
I can even pay for using it … and lots of apps written wusing those libs
i’m (and i was for almost 5 years) a delphi developer. i’m waiting for kylix for a very long time but isn’t the “desired” product. searching an alternative for cross-platform development and after some frustrations i found QT. . . this toolkit is almost almos god.
This is a little expensive but if you are a serious comercial developer the price is a less importance issue.
sorry, no BeOS comments.