At Qt improves, the quality of Symbian Apps improve too. And, Developers, there is a huge hungry audience willing to download and pay for those apps. So, some good news from Jim with a couple of Qt Tips. First, Qt 4.7.4 has been released.
4.7.4 introduces new features like Qt Quick 1.1 (see more from documentation)
- Right-To-Left support
- Improved image caching
- Text input improvements – Support for split-screen virtual keyboard
- Pinch Area to provide a declarative API for handling touch input
For Symbian there are additional improvements:
- Opt-in split view editor support (e.g. enabler for Qt Quick Components 1.1),
- Graphics improvements: Productized OpenGL ES support with optimized GPU memory management, Several OpenVG paint engine optimizations
- Faster orientation switching support
- Support for copy/paste keyboard accelerators in editors
Next, Qt Creator 2.3.0 has been released. The release adds lots of smaller and bigger improvements targeting the general developer experience. Check out the changlog here for more details.
- You can find examples and tutorials in the welcome page by searching for keywords now.
- Coding style options for C++ have been vastly improved and can be defined globally and on a per project basis.
- Profiling has moved to its own “Analyze” mode, and additionally supports profiling QML applications and profiling with Valgrind’s Callgrind.
- Support for “generic remote Linux devices” has been added. You define your connection for a “Linux Device” in the preferences, and add corresponding deploy and run configurations to your project’s run settings, and there you go. You’ll have to make sure that you use a suitable toolchain for building your project yourself though.
- Debugging and profiling Qt Quick applications now works for Symbian and Meego 1.2 Harmattan devices with Qt 4.7.4 installed.