6/24/2003 - Trolltech, the leader in single-source, multiplatform software development, announced the release of Qt 3.2 beta 2. New Qt upgrade features hundreds of enhancements and features that enable developers to build high-performance, low-maintenance multiplatform applications Qt, a C++ application framework for multiplatform development, lets developers write single source applications that run natively on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, and embedded Linux.
New in Qt 3.2
The SQL support in Qt 3.2 includes drivers for IBM's DB2, complete support for stored procedures, and improved connection parameters.
The addition of Indic script input and rendering means that Qt 3.2 now supports all major script-based languages, including advanced languages such as Hindi and Bengali. Qt 3.2 is also more efficient at font rendering.
Qt Designer has two new, major features added in 3.2: A menu editor that provides the ability to add, edit and remove menus and menu items directly in the menubar and the popup menu; and enhanced support for adding complex, custom container widgets (such as custom tab widgets). Qt Designer also features improved ActiveQt integration.
Qt Motif integration has been enhanced by additional documentation and code samples.
Qt Assistant has been has been made more customizable. Developers can integrate Qt Assistant into their applications to provide a powerful a help system.
The Qt library now also includes several new classes, including:
Qt 3.2 can be downloaded from http://www.trolltech.com/download/qt/x11.html
For more information, please see http://www.trolltech.com/products/qt/index.html
Trolltech is a software company with two flagship products: Qt and Qtopia. Qt is a multi-platform C++ application framework developers can use to write single-source applications that run -- natively -- on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux. Qt has been used to build thousands of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of the open source KDE desktop environment. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment built for embedded Linux, and is used in Sharp's new Zaurus SL5500 and SL-A300 PDAs. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at www.trolltech.com.
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