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Qt gets faster, adds touch UI stack

Sep 22, 2010, 14:03 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"Nokia's Qt Software subsidiary released version 4.7 of its Qt cross-platform application and UI framework, touted for offering much faster performance. The Linux-compatible Qt 4.7 adds two building blocks of an upcoming high-level animation- and touch-enabled UI stack called Qt Quick: a Javascript-based QML language and a "Qt Declarative" C++ module.

"Qt 4.7 appears to be less ambitious than Qt 4.6, released by Nokia last December. That release added multitouch and gesture support, and support for Nokia's Symbian and Maemo platforms. Other Qt 4.6 enhancements included new animation and state-machine frameworks, an updated Qt Creator IDE, and new OpenGL and WebKit engines.

"The new 4.7 release is primarily about performance gains, and if Nokia's benchmarks are to be believed, they are significant. Key performance enhancements are said to include:"

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