Trolltech Releases Qt 3.2
The new release includes two new widgets, additional database support,
Indic and Syriac script support, and many other improvements.
OSLO, Norway – July 23, 2003 – Trolltech today announced the release of Qt,
version 3.2. Qt, Trolltech’s C++ multiplatform application
framework, is the industry-leading C++ tool used to create applications
that run natively on Windows, Linux/Unix and Mac OS X, all from
the same codebase.
“The core design goal of Qt is to ensure that the development platform is
stable and robust,” said Eirik Aavitsland, Qt product manager.
“When developing Qt 3.2, we wanted to ensure that the base platform was
rock solid, then we focused on new features. We have added
a few very important features, such as DB2 drivers and support for Indic
writing systems, but Qt 3.2 is mostly about stability and
The release of Qt 3.2 includes hundreds of enhancements and features that
enable developers to build high-performance, low
maintenance multiplatform applications. While Qt 3.2 is essentially an
enhancement of the large number of existing features provided by
Qt, there are several key features:
* The SQL support in Qt 3.2 includes drivers for IBM’s DB2, complete
support for stored procedures, and improved connection
* The addition of Indic script input and rendering means that Qt 3.2 now
supports all major script-based languages, including advanced
languages such as Hindi and Bengali.
* Qt 3.2 now includes a completely re-written, faster font rendering engine
* Qt Designer now has a visual menu editor, and enhanced support for adding
complex, custom container widgets (such as custom tab
widgets). Qt Designer also features improved ActiveQt integration.
* Qt Motif integration has been enhanced by additional documentation and
code samples. This integration, originally released in Qt 3.1,
allows gradual migration of complex legacy applications written in Motif to Qt.
* Qt Assistant has been has been made more customizable. Developers can
integrate Qt Assistant into their applications to provide a
powerful a help system.
* The Qt library now also includes several new classes, including:
* QSplashScreen (add splash screens to applications)
* QToolBox (a toolbox that provides a column of tabbed widgets)
* QThreadStorage (thread data storage support)
* The QLineEdit widget now supports input masks in addition to validators.
Trolltech is a software company with two flagship products: Qt and Qtopia.
Qt is a multi-platform C++ application framework developers
can use to write single-source applications that run natively on Windows,
Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux. Qt has been
used to build thousands of successful commercial applications worldwide,
and is the basis of the open source KDE desktop
environment. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment
built for embedded Linux, and is used in Sharp’s new line of
Zaurus PDAs. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in
Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about
Trolltech can be found at www.trolltech.com.