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New domain for Qt announced: qt-project.org

Qt announces its transition from a Nokia owned subsidiary to a community-owned Non-Profit Foundation. This article also shows the contribution towards Qt
By
Adithya Kumar
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Sep 12, 2011

Qt is a cross-platform application framework that is used for developing application software that can be run on various software and hardware platforms with little or no change in the underlying codebase.

Lars, one of the bloggers at the Qt Blog, had announced that the Qt Open Source Project would move into a new domain: qt-project.org. Daniel Kihlberg, a blogger at Qt Blog, told us that officially it would be moved on October 11th, 2011.

"The moving to a new domain name has always been in the plans. I remember registering a domain when we started discussing Open Governance, in April of last year. That was, of course, before I knew how long it would take to actually get off the ground and that transferring domains would be a hassle." said Mr. Kihlberg.

The infrastructure required to keep the project running and the domain will be owned by a Non-Profit Foundation. The project is completely neutral, irrespective of its usage by different companies. Lars is also clear in his blog that decision-making is done by the community. He also points out that from that point, they will say “the Qt Project releases version x.y”, or “the Qt Project has decided to do Z”, where, “Qt Project” to be the community decision.

As far as the projects that are using Qt, like KDE and Meego, the developers will get more access, with regard to decision-making and other inner workings, thus directing Qt w.r.t. to their needs. However, both MeeGo and KDE have been following this for quite some time.

MeeGo's aim was to achieve a Wayland-based installation. This includes a much better graphics performance, that rhymes with Qt. MeeGo has been helping drive the Wayland project. KDE started the “KDE Frameworks” project, in order to make these KDE libraries from KDE4 a part of Qt Ecosystem.

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