Trolltech releases Qt 3.3
Qt 3.3 supports new technologies such as the .NET framework, 64-bit
processing, and IPv6 – complementing existing features and solutions to
make Qt “future-proof”
February 4, 2004 – Oslo, Norway – Trolltech=AE, the leader in multiplatfor=
development frameworks, today announced the availability of Qt=AE 3.3.
With the release of version 3.3, Qt gains support for a variety of new
technologies, including Microsoft=81 .NET platform, 64-bit processing, and
IPv6. In addition, Qt 3.3 adds support for the GNU C++ compiler on Windows
(MinGW gcc). This makes it even easier to build multiplatform applications,
as developers can use the same API – Qt – and the same compiler – gcc – on
Unix, Linux, Mac, and Windows.
Application developers can now access the power and performance of Qt and
enjoy the unique freedom to develop on their OS of choice, while taking
advantage of these new technologies. And because Qt applications share the
same code base, a simple recompile is all it takes to follow the platform
demands of the market place.
Qt already provides solutions such as SOAP support, automatic GUI dialog
conversion and support for migrating legacy MFC-based applications to Qt,
allowing MFC and Qt code to co-exist during the porting process. In other
words, existing solutions and the latest Qt 3.3 release represents an
unrivalled technology solution.
“Our core design goal is to make life easier for software developers, no
matter which operating system they want to use,” said Eirik Chambe-Eng,
president of Trolltech. “By incorporating support for these new
technologies, not only are we giving Qt developers the same robust
performance and elegant API they are used to, but also ensuring their
applications are available on the platforms the market demands.”
New Qt 3.3 features include:
Qt-based applications can now both live inside, and coexist with, the .NET
framework. Developers can either have Qt-based applications interoperate
with .NET via ActiveX, or use a manual approach using Microsoft’s managed
extensions for C++. Both approaches allow developers to use the Qt toolkit
while still ensuring their applications are .NET enabled.
64-bit processing support included in 3.3 enables superior performance for
large amounts of data processing in areas such as advanced visualization in
Qt applications built with 3.3 can now transparently support secure
Internet Protocols v4 and v6, ensuring that Qt is a safe bet for the
development of Internet-aware applications.
For detailed information and additional new Qt 3.3 features please consult
the changes-3.3 file found in the distribution files or take a look at:
Qt Script for Applications
In addition, Qt Script for Applications (QSA) 1.1 has been released. QSA is
Trolltech’s add-on scripting toolkit for Qt-based applications. Several new
features have been added, including: A utility framework, an extension
library for giving scripters file access and shell execution possibilities,
script project handling, and other useful classes making scripting even
Qt 3.3 and QSA 1.1 are free of charge to open-source developers on Mac OS X
and X11-based platforms. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for conditions, prices
and license terms for commercial use of Qt 3.3, QSA 1.1, or any other
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
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 http://www.trolltech.com.