Lars Knoll

Qt 5.4 released

Published Wednesday December 10th, 2014
56 Comments on Qt 5.4 released
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
16 Comments on Adding LGPL v3 to Qt
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

KDE Free Qt Foundation Agreement Amended to Cover Qt for Android Port

Published Tuesday December 3rd, 2013
3 Comments on KDE Free Qt Foundation Agreement Amended to Cover Qt for Android Port
Posted in Android, KDE

The Qt for Android port is approaching a major milestone. With the final release of Qt 5.2, Android will become a Qt reference (Tier 1) configuration. The work with the Qt for Android port has been actively ongoing for the past year within the Qt Project, and before that, as part of the Necessitas project

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Qt Contributors Summit 2013 – Please register

Published Tuesday May 14th, 2013
13 Comments on Qt Contributors Summit 2013 – Please register
Posted in Community, Contributors, KDE

Guggenheim mirror balls Registration for the Qt Contributors Summit 2013 is now open. Before going into details, I’ve added a photo of the The Guggenheim mirror balls right outside the famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. It can symbolise how every Qt contributor is linked together, working on the same project, using the summit to reflect

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Tuukka Turunen

Qt Project Needs Mirrors for the New Download Service

Published Thursday March 28th, 2013
17 Comments on Qt Project Needs Mirrors for the New Download Service
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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Recruiting Qt developers

Published Monday March 12th, 2012
8 Comments on Recruiting Qt developers
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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