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What is Qt?

"Qt is a comprehensive C++ application development framework, which includes a class-library and tools for cross-platform development and internationalization. The intuitive Qt API and tools are consistent across all supported platforms, enabling platform-independent application development and deployment. "

Quote from Trolltech site

Qt is a ANSI C++ compliant set of libraries providing additional platform independent functionality to applications using it:

  • event driven GUI programming
  • BSD Socket based IPv4 network operations
  • abstract relational databases handling
  • reading and writing XML trees
  • OpenGL programming
  • multithreading
  • Model-View architecture
  • and other...

What is Trolltech?

Trolltech was founded in 1994 by Haavard Nord (CEO) and Eirik Chambe-Eng (President). Trolltech employs over 130 people, and markets its products through a combination of direct sales, resellers, and strategic partners.

Trolltech® is a software company with two product lines: Qt® and Qtopia®.

What is the newest version of Qt?

Qt 3: version 3.3.8
Qt 4: version 4.5.2

What platforms does Qt support?

Qt supports MacOS X 10.2.8+, different Unix platforms with X11 installed (including Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris) and Windows 98/NT/2000/XP and above.

A table of actively supported platforms and compilers can be found on Trolltech site.

What languages can I use Qt with?

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