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Lars Knoll

Licensing of new modules in Qt 5.5

Published Thursday February 5th, 2015
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Posted in Community, KDE, Qt

With the release of Qt 5.4, we added LGPLv3 as a licensing option to Qt. Some of the new modules released in Qt 5.4 (Qt WebEngine, Qt Canvas3D and Qt WebView) where made available under GPLv2+, LGPLv3 and commercial licensing terms. The reason was that we believe that this license combination is a better match

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Lars Knoll

Qt 5.4 released

Published Wednesday December 10th, 2014
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Posted in KDE, News, Qt

I am happy to announce that Qt 5.4 has been released today and is available for download from qt.io. Together with Qt 5.4, we have also released Qt Creator 3.3 and an update to Qt for device creation on embedded Linux and embedded Android. But let’s start with Qt 5.4. One of the main focus

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Lars Knoll

Adding LGPL v3 to Qt

Published Wednesday August 20th, 2014
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Posted in Community, KDE, News, Qt

20 years ago, Trolltech, the company that created Qt, was founded. One of its founding principles was to release Qt as free software to the open source community. In the early versions, this was limited to Unix/Linux and the X11 windowing system. Over the years, more and more platforms were included into the open source

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Tuukka Turunen

Qt Project Needs Mirrors for the New Download Service

Published Thursday March 28th, 2013
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Posted in Announcements, Community, KDE, Open Governance, Releases

The Qt Project is currently using a content delivery network based solution for distribution of releases. We have been working to improve distribution of Qt open-source packages and now have the setup available for mirroring. Now we need to get more mirrors before going to production. The idea is to switch to MirrorBrain based system

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Call for Sponsors | 2013 Qt Contributors Summit

Published Wednesday March 13th, 2013
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Posted in Community, Contributors, Customers, growth, KDE, Open Governance

This is the 3rd annual Qt Contributors Summit and it will be the biggest summit to date due to our joined forces with the KDE Akademy conference. More than 500 contributors are expected and it’s solely dependent on sponsorship to succeed. This will foster interaction, knowledge transfer and technical progress in a highly-productive atmosphere where

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Qt Contributors’ Summit Joins Forces with KDE Akademy – July 2013

Published Thursday February 14th, 2013
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Posted in Announcements, Contributors, KDE, Open Governance, Qt

Just after Digia acquired Qt from Nokia, the KDE community suggested to run the Qt Contributors’ Summit together (Qt CS) with the KDE Akademy conference in Bilbao July 15-16 this summer. The conference will be at the Engineering School of Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (EHU; The University of the Basque Country) in Bilbao. Lars Knoll, the

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Desktop Components for Qt 5

Published Wednesday June 6th, 2012
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Posted in KDE, Mac OS X, Qt, Windows

According to this recent poll, Desktop Components is one of the most desired add-ons for Qt Quick 2. To help make this a reality we have moved the Desktop Components project over to codereview.qt-project.org and are now accepting contributions, for both the Qt Quick 1 & 2 versions. Several good contributions have been made already,

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Recruiting Qt developers

Published Monday March 12th, 2012
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Posted in Community, KDE, Learning, Qt in Education, Qt in use, Uncategorized

Many companies act like there is a great wall of China between professional developers and developer communities when recruiting. They don’t dare to tutor students, have interns or aid free software projects. They’re afraid, don’t see the benefits, and argue that everything should be kept separate. In doing this they are dismissing an excellent way

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