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 that it’s one of the best releases till 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.
The release comes as a full package and includes full Qt SDK with binaries, frameworks, Qt Creator 2.6 along with extensive documentation and examples. It’s available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS from this site.
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The developers claim that this release is fully compatible with earlier versions of Qt and programmers will have no problem in porting their Qt applications to Qt 5.
While we have cleaned up many things in our internal architecture and made Qt more modular, leaner and faster, we have managed to keep application compatibility in a way that most applications will work with very few changes and a simple recompile on Qt 5.
The release comes live due to hard work of over 400 coders who contributed their time and ideas to make Qt a success. Further more, Digia, the new company behind this revolution has left no stones unturned to make Qt what it is today.
Everybody at Digia has been working extremely hard the last couple of months trying to get the release together. We managed to completely restructure the documentation after the 2nd beta. People have been doing an amazing amount of testing and bug fixing. Pulling it all together was a lot harder then we all expected, but we managed to get the packages into shape in the end.
Download the SDK and give it a run, you can report bugs here.