Trolltech Releases Qt and Qtopia Core 4.3
Adds Enhanced Support for Native Vista Development
Oslo, 30 May - 2007 - Trolltech today announced the release of Qt 4.3, the latest feature release of its popular framework for high performance, cross-platform application development. Qt includes a C++ class library and integrated development tools for cross-platform development and internationalization. Also released is Qtopia Core 4.3, the leading application framework for single-application devices powered by embedded Linux.
Qt and Qtopia Core 4.3 provide commercial and open source developers with a number of new features and significant performance improvements across the framework. Major new additions found in the releases include:
- Enhanced support for native Windows Vista™ applications
- QtScript: An integrated ECMA standard scripting engine
- Added support for Secure Socket Layer (SSL) communications
- Faster, higher quality 3D graphics rendering with an improved OpenGL® engine
- A more flexible Main Window architecture
- Ability to both render and generate SVG vector graphics images with new SVG file generation
- Improvements to Qtopia Core, including a new font system and enhanced support for OpenGL ES
To learn more about all of the new features included in Qt and Qtopia Core 4.3, please visit the What's New in Qt 4.3 Page.
Enhanced Support for Native Vista Application Development
The addition of comprehensive support for Vista styles, controls and animations now enables Qt developers to create applications that look and feel at home on the next-generation Windows platform. With Qt 4.3, Qt-based applications are now fully compliant with Vista style guidelines, and take advantage of the latest Vista innovations. In fact, Qt Linguist has earned Vista Certification with version 4.3, indicating that it meets Microsoft’s guidelines for Vista compatibility.
“Trolltech continues to make cross-platform software development progressively easier and more powerful ,” comments Product Director, Developer Tools, Naren Karattup. “Our efforts in this area are reflected in the Vista Certification earned for Qt 4.3 Linguist. With Qt 4.3 there is no barrier to creating applications with native look and feel on all major operating systems. Developers can easily target Vista and previous Windows versions in addition to the Linux and Mac platforms.”
New ECMA Scripting Engine Integrated in Qt 4.3
Download Qt and Qtopia Core 4.3
Evaluation and open source versions of Qt and Qtopia Core 4.3 are now available. All Qt versions can be downloaded at. Qtopia Core evaluations can be downloaded at and open source packages can be downloaded at: .
Qt sets the standard for high performance, cross-platform software development. Today, some of the worlds largest software companies – such as Adobe Systems®, Disney®, HP® and Skype® – rely on Qt to create innovative, advanced solutions across multiple platforms.
Qt technology accelerates the evolution of software by making advanced applications easier and faster to build, delighting the individual developer and software teams. Qt is the foundation for KDE, one of two standard windowing environments for desktop Linux. Qt benefits from a large open and commercial development community plus an ecosystem of partners that provides programming skills, technology, consulting, integration and training services.
Trolltech® is the company that makes software faster to build and easier to use. Trolltech's magic inspires software innovation and drives improved usability. The magic is the combination of efficient software development with an innovative, high-quality user experience. Trolltech's software increases the appeal of our customer's desktop applications and devices while reducing their risks and software development costs. Trolltech's technologies accelerate the evolution of software by unleashing the creative power of the developer.
The company's family of products include Qt®, which sets the standard for high-performance, cross-platform software development; and Qtopia®, the unrivaled application platform for the efficient creation of Linux devices.
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