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)
- 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.