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Qt 5.0 Released 161

sfcrazy writes "The Qt project and Digia, the company behind Qt framework, have released the most awaited C++ framework for developers, Qt 5.0. The company claims it's one of the best releases to date and has invested a significant amount of time behind this release. It's an overhaul of the Qt 4.x series and makes Qt fit for the future." Update: 12/19 17:46 GMT by U L : Major new features include an overhauled graphics layer, full integration of Qt Quick for creating flexible interfaces using Javascript, and increased modularization including the first steps toward de-emphasizing QtWidgets by separating them into their own module.
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Qt 5.0 Released

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  • by mark-t ( 151149 ) <> on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @01:41PM (#42337855) Journal

    ...or, they could just follow the link and see for themselves.

    Oh right, this is slashdot.

    But it's not even like you have to read anything. It's a video demonstration.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @01:41PM (#42337861)

    ... hence thousands of non-programmers continue to talk about how superior it is to GTK+

    Having done a small amount of Qt programming, it's also one of the most pleasant APIs I've worked with, both in its C++ form and in PyQt.

  • by matunos ( 1587263 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @01:49PM (#42337937)

    If you didn't already know what Qt was, then you're probably not going to be particularly interested that version 5.0 is out.

  • A glorious day (Score:5, Insightful)

    by mozumder ( 178398 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @01:56PM (#42337993)

    This really is the best cross-platform Apps framework out there. Far better than HTML5/Javascript.

  • Re:How? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by gmuslera ( 3436 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @01:58PM (#42338015) Homepage Journal
    One framework to rule them all, making programs for all platforms, including mobile ones, is a nice goal.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @02:18PM (#42338197)

    He probably means that because the brain damage management at Nokia couldn't get it going on a phone that it's doomed. Android and Apple won and if you buy into the "Desktop is Dead" idiocy then you think that mobile is the only target that matters. We won't tell the fuck head that 9 out of 10 times those "Desktop is Dead" articles are viewed from a desktop. It's confusing to them. No those are real numbers. Go look at all the sites you use to decide who's winning the browser war. They may disagree on which one is the absolute victor but they all agree that mobile browsers only account for about 10% of the total market. (Hint people are buying mobile phones because they are mobile phones more than because they come with a browser that will drive your data plan into ob$cenity. Almost no one but the hard core geek uses their mobile browser as much as the voice or texting services they purchased the phone for in the first place.)

    Now if you don't buy into the hoopla and realize that the desktop isn't dieing then Qt is relevant, useful, alive and kicking. It takes more than Nokia shooting itself in the foot with Microsoft's gun to kill Qt.

  • Re:C++ Standards (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @03:17PM (#42338817)

    Wait, C++ is already horribly ugly all by itself.

    Also I love the rationale for MOC, basically it's "we already have 11 layers of crap, so why not a 12th".

As of next Tuesday, C will be flushed in favor of COBOL. Please update your programs.