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Beta versions of Qt 2.0 released

Troll Tech Announces New Qt Beta Release

Troll Tech AS today announced that pre-releases of the next
major version of Qt, version 2.0, are now accessible to software
developers around the world.

This new version of Qt, the popular cross-platform Graphical
User Interface toolkit for application development, is extended
with many new features. For easy internationalization of Qt-based
applications, support has been added for Unicode international
character sets and message translation. To allow seamless
integration in any graphical environment, the new version provides
adaptable look-and-feel with sample styles including the Platinum
look. The new version also includes many small improvements such as
support for the “wheel mouse”, and is faster, smoother and more
memory-efficient than earlier Qt versions.

The new Qt version is currently in beta testing state. The
pre-release versions, known as Qt 2.0-beta, give developers the
chance to try the hundreds of new features and provide critical
comment to help the final Qt 2.0 release meet all the expectations
and requirements of both commercial and free software
developers.

Developers seeking access to the pre-release versions can
register for free, online at the Troll Tech web site – http://www.troll.no.

The electronic distribution system used to provide access to the
Qt 2.0 beta releases is CVS, the widely-used version control
software. This arrangement will allow developers to easily upgrade
to the latest pre-release version of Qt as it is fine-tuned.

The Qt beta releases are available to both Qt Professional
Edition and Qt Free Edition users. Qt Professional Edition owners
will receive free upgrade to the final Qt 2.0 version when it is
released.

Qt is a trademark of Troll Tech AS.