Qt 5 Alpha Out, Raspberry Pi Shipping

Qt 5 Alpha Out, Raspberry Pi Shipping

By ICS Development Team

Work has been slowing down somewhat as Qt 5 has been firming up for release. The Qt 5 alpha came out on April 3rd and we tested our code with it. Work is moving ahead for a Qt 5 beta release and then the 5.0.0 final this summer.

Qt 4.8.1 also came out and we tested Cordova Qt with it. A 4.8.2 is expected in the next few weeks, indicating that Qt 4 is still actively being developed and is expected to do so for some time until Qt 5 is stable. Realistically I would expect many people to continue to use Qt 4 at least until Qt 5.1 is out, as some of the Qt Quick 2 C++ APIs will not be finalized until then. (Of course there are always very late adopters, there a still people using Qt 3!).

We've recently been focusing on testing using the Cordova tests. We'll post details on the Wiki about how to run the tests and the results we obtain.

The Raspberry Pi boards are now shipping in volume. They came a little too late to be of much use during most of this project but we will be looking at it as another Qt 5 reference platform. I got details today on how to redeem the voucher for the unit assigned to this project.

A webcast on "PhoneGap, Apache Cordova, and Qt" is now available at the ICS Network web site.