Qt 4.7.4 and SDK 1.1.4 released, bigger update than it sounds.

The Qt development framework and SDK received updates today bringing several improvements and adding Harmattan as a full development target, and increased Symbian Belle support among other things. There are several other improvements too and I was hoping to show some of that, but the download is taking forever (The full 1.4GB)

You can read about the changes at the Qt blog in this brief post, or this detailed one, but the basic gist is here:

  • The N9/Harmattan as a full release target, installed by default
  • Major updates to documentation
  • Support for Symbian Belle
  • Spit view keyboard
  • OpenGL ES as well as OpenVG.
  • TV-Out Support
  • NFC and Bluetooth API’s as part of Qt Mobility 1.2

There are also many various enhancements to Qt Quick, Qt integration into the Symbian OS, and performance and stability improvements, as well as improved memory management.  All this makes it an important update for Qt developers.However, before you rush of to download the update through the maintanance tool, the download page at Nokia Developer has one important point to add:

Important information for apps targeting Symbian Belle
Please note that apps built with the Qt 4.7.4 Symbian Belle target that use Symbian C++ APIs cannot currently be submitted to Nokia Store, unless you limit their distribution to Symbian Belle phones only. For applications that are to be distributed to all Qt 4.7.4 enabled phones, we recommend you build against the Qt 4.7.4 Symbian Anna target.

Now you can update Qt through the maintenance tool, but to get the full Qt SDK 1.1.4 you need to download the new version, which you can get from the Nokia Developer website, by clicking here.

The other update today was for the Nokia N9, which also sees performance and memory management improvements, as well as NFC updates, music controls on the lock screen, and the ability to share photos on twitter.

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About bluechrism

I am a software developer with most professional experience in the Windows .Net realm and I'm currently a WPF developer with Starkey Labs. However, I have wanted for some time to start the mobile developer journey properly and being an N900 owner, this was to be in the realm of QT. Job hunting, moving to Minnesota and changing jobs put my plans on hold 6-12 months but things are starting to settle now, just as I'm getting sorted to start some things, Microsoft and Nokia merge. This blog is about my novice mobile development experiences and hopefully will end up complete with links to download some apps on various platforms, but obviously by the name, Sybian, Maemo/Meego and Windows Mobile. In other stuff, I am English, I support Everton FC, I have visited Glastonbury music festival 5 times and recommend it to anyone. I am married and my wife and i have a dog called Friday.
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