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Programming

QT 4.5 Released, Plus New IDE and Analysis Tool 62

Posted by timothy
from the cute-train-is-the-q-train dept.
stoolpigeon writes "QT 4.5 has arrived and is now available for download. This new release is quite significant due to licensing changes that now make it simpler to use QT in a wider range of products without cost as well as a number of new features. The latest version of Webkit is now integrated into the product. Qt 4.5 sees the introduction of QtBenchLib, a new component to make measuring the performance of the toolkit and checking for regressions easier. Mac developers who use Qt will note a major reworking of 4.5 on the Mac, now providing 64-bit support. QT Creator is a new IDE that looks to have combined a number of previously separate tools. And there is much more."
Programming

+ - SPAM: QT 4.5 Released

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stoolpigeon
stoolpigeon writes "QT 4.5 has arrived and is now available for download. This new release is quite significant due to licensing changes that now make it simpler to use QT in a wider range of products without cost as well as a number of new features. The latest version of Webkit is now integrated into the product. Qt 4.5 sees the introduction of QtBenchLib, a new component to make measuring the performance of the toolkit and checking for regressions easier. Mac developers who use Qt will note a major reworking of 4.5 on the Mac, now providing 64 bit support. QT Creator is a new IDE that looks to have combined a number of previously separate tools. And there is much more."
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Upgrades

+ - Norwegian IE6 spring cleaning->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Today something amazing happened on the Norwegian interwebs. Finn.no, Norway's largest classifieds-site, is displaying a tip on their homepage to all IE6 users, encouraging them to upgrade their browser. Not only so, but they have initiated a campaign, prompting several of the most visited Norwegian sites to follow suit. This all started within 140 characters, when Erlend Schei, web-developer for Finn.no challenged everyone in control of mayor Norwegian websites."
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Windows

+ - Get rid of IE6! Norwegian spring cleaning

Submitted by hennings
hennings (1401461) writes "Most of the biggest Norwegian web sites have launched an attack on the use of Internet Explorer 6 this week. Users of the obsolete browser on the largest news and classifieds sites, will get a kind message about upgrading to IE7, or use a modern browser instead. The rationale is described in the blog, and you can follow the development on twitter. The pages are in Norwegian, so you may prefer this translation, or read the Digg story."
The Courts

Halo 3 Criticized In Murder Conviction 839

Posted by Soulskill
from the master-chief-charged-as-an-accessory dept.
oldwindways writes "An Ohio teen was found guilty of murdering his mother and shooting his father in the head after they took away his copy of Halo 3. One has to wonder if this is going to have any effect on the games industry. Clearly, the AP thought they could stir up something controversial by asking the IP owner for a statement: 'Microsoft, which owns the intellectual property for the game, declined to comment beyond a statement saying: "We are aware of the situation and it is a tragic case."' I suppose the good news is they did not accept his insanity plea, so no one can claim that Halo 3 drove him insane. Even so, I don't think anything good can come out of this for gamers." Unfortunately, it seems somebody can claim that the game was a contributing factor; the judge who presided over this case said he believes that the 17-year-old defendant "had no idea at the time he hatched this plot that if he killed his parents, they would be dead forever." GamePolitics has further details from the judge's statement. It doesn't help that the boy's lawyers used video game addiction as a defense.
Linux Business

+ - Qt Software will add LGPL license to Qt 4.5

Submitted by eivindthrondsen
eivindthrondsen (694907) writes "Nokia announced today that its Qt cross-platform user interface (UI) and application framework for desktop and embedded platforms will be available under the open source LGPL version 2.1 license from the release of Qt 4.5, scheduled for March 2009 (http://www.qtsoftware.com/about/licensing).

In addition:

- Qt source code repositories will be made publicly available and will encourage contributions from desktop and embedded developer communities.
- Service offerings for Qt will be expanded to ensure that all Qt development projects can have access to the same levels of support, independent of the selected license.

With this announcement, the oft-repeated complaint that Qt is not free as in beer has been adressed. Interesting times for cross-platform developers ahead."

Comment: Re:Client vs. Server Applications (Score 2, Informative) 431

by eivindthrondsen (#19741019) Attached to: Windows Loses Ground With Developers
Pricing development software for a global is inherently very hard, because as you point out the context varies so widely. We've priced Qt according to the value we believe it provides, but recognize our pricing won't work for everyone. FYI, if you are a small business or a startup, our Small Business Program will provides licenses at a comfortable discount (http://trolltech.com/products/qt/licenses/pricing /licensing/smallbusiness).

Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.

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