Big Bang: A Whole New Universe of Applications Available for the Mac

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ — Thanks to Trolltech, the Apple
software universe is getting a lot bigger.

Trolltech is demonstrating a preview release of Qt/Mac (the Mac OS X-port
of Qt, Trolltech’s emerging-standard cross-platform C++ GUI application
development framework) at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, Monday,
May 21 – Friday, May 25, 2001, at the San Jose Convention Center.

Trolltech’s Qt allows developers to create single-source applications that
run natively on multiple platforms and can be ported with a simple
recompile. Developers, and the companies they work for, reap twin benefits:
enhanced productivity and low overhead.

“With the creation of Qt/Mac, the risk/reward equation changes for the
software development community,” said Eirik Eng, president of Trolltech.
“Mac developers have a wonderful tool that enhances their productivity and
opens up multiple new platforms for their code. Windows, Unix, and embedded
developers will find that the primary obstacle to writing for the Mac has
been removed because any Qt-based application they write for their platform
can now also run on Mac.”

And Macintosh users benefit, too. Thousands of existing Qt applications can
now be ported to the Macintosh platform in a couple of hours.

The company plans the official release of Qt/Mac for later this summer.
Those interested in downloading a demo application — or in getting more
information on pricing, availability, and how to sign up for the open beta
release of Qt/Mac — can visit

About Trolltech

Trolltech provides high quality software components that enable customers
to develop efficient, maintainable commercial-grade software. The company’s
flagship product, Qt, offers a cross-platform graphical user interface
toolkit, a fully object-oriented and easily extensible C++ application
framework that enables rapid building of state-of-the-art GUI applications
for Microsoft Windows, Unix and embedded platforms. Qt has formed the basis
of many successful commercial applications worldwide, as well as being the
basis for the open source, KDE Linux desktop environment. Trolltech is
headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and
Santa Clara,
California. More about Trolltech can be found at

Web site: