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Qt5 beta released

The beta release of the Qt5 toolkit has been announced. "The Qt project aims to make developers’ life easier by enabling faster creation of great Qt apps and UIs on one or multiple targets. With Qt 5 we aim to make Qt better for addressing the latest UI paradigm shifts that i.e. touch screens and tablets require." See the announcement and the Qt5 feature list for details.
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Qt5 beta released

Posted Sep 1, 2012 20:28 UTC (Sat) by troy.unrau (guest, #73654) [Link]

I'm excited! In one project I'm working on, half of my TODO list reads: "When Qt5 is released, do this because it's cleaner" or "New API scheduled for Qt 5.1 will make this elegant." etc. Glad to see them moving along nicely in a post-Nokia world.

p.s.: anyone else secretly hope that digia renames themselves TrollTech? :D

Qt5 beta released

Posted Sep 2, 2012 0:36 UTC (Sun) by reddit (guest, #86331) [Link]

Why not just use HTML5 with extensions as the interface, rather than imitating it with QML, a canvas that "Supports most of the HTML5 context2d APIs", Javascript support, etc.?

After all, HTML is the only UI API that enjoys universal support, and will continue to be in use with full backward compatibility forever.

Qt5 beta released

Posted Sep 2, 2012 5:55 UTC (Sun) by butlerm (guest, #13312) [Link]

>HTML is the only UI API that enjoys universal support

HTML is a bit of a joke precisely because approximately nothing enjoys universal support. If a new feature is introduced, if you are lucky a decade later you might be able to rely on it. Until then, you more likely will have to write custom code for three or more major mutually incompatible implementations.

Qt5 beta released

Posted Sep 3, 2012 10:30 UTC (Mon) by ekj (guest, #1524) [Link]

Yeah. Hard to avoid that when there's several completely independent implementations though. It's not as if (say) all SQL-servers are 100% compatible drop-in-replacements for eachother either. (particularly not if you use the "new and exciting" stuff)

Qt5 beta released

Posted Sep 2, 2012 7:44 UTC (Sun) by danieldk (subscriber, #27876) [Link]

Cool, I am really looking forward to try some of the new features, including support for JSON parsing (yay, one external dependency less) and compile-time checking of signal-slot connections.

Good work Trolls/Digia!

Qt5 beta released

Posted Sep 2, 2012 23:18 UTC (Sun) by Ed_L. (guest, #24287) [Link]

Finished my FC17 beta build this morning. After installing requisite yum packages, all went well with
./configure -prefix $PWD/qtbase -opensource -nomake qtwebkit -nomake qtwebkit-examples-and-demos -confirm-license -no-dbus
The two qtwebkit directories have a separate build script; they too built without issue and the webkit demo browser seems to work. Hope they can have QT5-final for 12.10 and FC-18.

Qt5 beta released

Posted Sep 3, 2012 6:27 UTC (Mon) by danieldk (subscriber, #27876) [Link]

The final release seems to be planned for November:

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