Funding of Qt 4 Project
February 08, 2010 by firstname.lastname@example.org
The netlabs.org Qt 4 project aims to make the latest Qt 4.x available for OS/2 and eComStation. For this purpose, Dmitry A. Kuminov was hired, who had already ported Qt 3 to OS/2. After several months of work, the GA version of Qt 4.5.1 has just been released.
Further maintenance and enhancements are planned. Moreover, an update to version 4.6.1 is considered. Realization will, however, depend on availability of funds. The detailed project status, history, and roadmap are available at:
The project was mainly funded by donations from members of the OS/2 and eComStation community. However, not all of the cost have been covered so far (93% as of writing) and more funds are required. A donation meter for the port of Qt 4.5.1 is available at:
This does not include additional activities like an update to version 4.6.1. Please consider contributing to the project's success by purchasing sponsor units at:
http://www.mensys.com/NetlabsQT4Qt is a cross-platform application development framework, which is widely used as a widget toolkit for developing GUI programs but also for console tools and servers. Using Qt, developers can write applications once and deploy them across many desktop and embedded operating systems without having to rewrite the source code.
Availability for OS/2 and eComStation both means that developers can easily port existing Qt applications and create new ones more easily than with standard PM programming or the outdated, buggy IBM Open Class Library.