We are pleased to present our first Technology Preview release for what will become Qt 4. We are releasing this code snapshot to our users because we want to show you some of the new technologies that will go into the final Qt 4 release, and because we want you to have the opportunity to give us your feedback. The feedback we receive will help us to ensure that the final Qt 4 release provides as much value and productivity as possible.
Please note: Qt 4 still is in a very active state of development. Not everything is ready for prime time, and there are significant omissions. This is a preview of some of the Qt 4 libraries, not of the entire application development framework. Most notably, new versions of Qt Designer and Qt Linguist are not included.
In this release we focus on five new technologies (codenamed: Tulip; Interview; Arthur; Scribe; and Mainwindow) that we hope you will try out and give us feedback on. All are new to Qt, written specifically for Qt 4:
- Tulip, a new set of template container classes. - Interview, a model/view architecture for item views. - Arthur, the Qt 4 painting framework. - Scribe, the Unicode text renderer with a public API for performing low-level text layout. - Mainwindow, a modern action-based mainwindow, toolbar, menu, and docking architecture.
For a more detailed description about the preview and these five technologies please consult tech-preview.html found in doc/html or http://doc.trolltech.com/4.0/tech-pre.... See also getting-started.html for an overview of the main portability issues.
The Technology Preview supports:
- GNU/Linux with gcc 2.95 or later (x86) - Mac OS X 10.3 with its native gcc compiler - Microsoft Windows 2000 and later, with MSVC 6 or later
Other operating systems and compilers might work but are not yet part of the testing program.
How to get the release: