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LinuxDevices.com: Trolltech announces beta of QT/Embedded embedded GUI

Jun 22, 2000, 05:59 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to LinuxDevices.com for this link. ]

"Trolltech has announced the release of the beta version of Qt/Embedded, a GUI application framework directly targeted at embedded systems. It is based on Trolltech's well known Qt technology offers developers of embedded applications the same power, flexibility, and cross-platform portability as the popular desktop versions, Qt/Windows and Qt/X11...."

"The current version of Qt/Embedded supports any Linux with a linearly addressable framebuffer device running in 8-bit, 16-bit, or 32-bit pixel modes, with a proven architecture for adding support for other modes and hardware acceleration. It does not require the X Window System, which traditionally has provided the low-level GUI functionality on Linux systems. This means that a Qt/Embedded based system will have substantially lower memory requirements. Qt/Embedded in its current minimal configuration requires only 770Kb of ROM (x86). This number is expected to be further reduced in the production version."

"Qt/Embedded has already generated large sales interest. Leading companies from a wide range of industries have been attracted to the new product which will significantly reduce time-to-market and increase hardware utilization. In addition, the low memory requirements can reduce the per-device hardware production costs."

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