Qt, a cross-platform application and UI framework with APIs for C++ programming, is now at version 5.0 Alpha.
Nokia said that the first Alpha of Qt 5.0 is the biggest release since the Qt Project went live, and that a lot of features from people who are not affiliated with Nokia, have been contributing constantly.
Highlights Qt 5 Alpha:
· Base all Qt ports on Qt Platform Abstraction layer (QPA). This makes it easier to port Qt to other windowing systems and devices;
· The graphics stack has been redesigned to increase performance versus Qt 4, using Qt Quick and OpenGL (ES) 2.0;
· Modular repository structure for increased flexibility and to meet the merge of desktop and mobile was implemented;
· Separate all QWidget related functionality into its own library.
Download Qt 5.0 Alpha right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is an alpha release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.