–For Release Monday, Oct. 15, 9am PST–

Trolltech Releases Qt/Mac for Mac OS X

2000/10/15 – Oslo, Norway – With its release of Qt/Mac, Trolltech has added
Apple Macintosh to the list of platforms supported by Qt, an emerging
industry standard in cross-platform software development. Application
developers using Qt can now target Mac OS X with the same ease, as they are
currently targeting Windows, Linux, Unix, and embedded Linux systems. Qt
allows developers to create a single source tree that will run on all these
major platforms.

There are numerous features included in Qt/Mac, and among these is an
extensive C++ framework for OS X, support for the Aqua look &feel, OpenGL
support, database support and rich text support. Qt/Mac runs native on Mac
OS X, of course, and is fully carbonised.

“With the introduction of Qt/Mac, we can offer benefits to both our
existing customers and to Mac users,” says Haavard Nord, CEO of Trolltech.
“Qt developers now have millions of new users they can target with existing
Qt applications. And Mac users now has a completely new set of more than
ten thousand applications that can run on the Macintosh platform.”

Eirik Eng, Trolltech’s president, said Trolltech had taken pains to ensure
that Mac users would feel comfortable with Qt applications. “Qt/Mac has the
Aqua look and feel, so all Mac users will feel right at home with programs
developed with Qt,” he said. “It is exciting to see Qt applications running
on Mac OS X. The Qt functionality integrated with the cool look and feel
the Aqua-style provides is impressive.”

In addition to all the above-mentioned features, Qt/Mac has all the
elements of Qt 3.0. The database capability gives Mac developers the
ability to create applications that are both database- and
platform-independent. Qt Designer is now a fully-fledged GUI builder with
main-window development capability and, and 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.

Qt/Mac is released under the following licences: The Qt Professional and
Enterprise Editions. Available for the development of
proprietary/commercial software on Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac OS X
The Qt Academic License. Allows schools and universities to acquire and use
Qt for free in relevant courses.

About Trolltech
Trolltech is the creator of Qt, a C++ cross-platform fully object-oriented
application framework that enables rapid building of state-of-the-art GUI
applications for Microsoft Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux
platforms. Qt has formed the basis of many successful commercial
applications worldwide, and was used to develop the open-source KDE desktop
environment. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in
Brisbane, Australia, and Santa Clara, California. More about Trolltech can
be found on the web at www.trolltech.com.