History of Qt

History of QT
●1991:Development started
Cross platform GUI toolkit was needed
●1994: Decided to go into business
“Q” looked beautiful in Emacsfont. “t” for toolkit
Company name: Quasar Technologies (later: Trolltech, now: Qt Software / Nokia)
●1995:First public release through newsgroups (Qt 0.90)
Dual licensing: commercial & free for open source
●2000: Qtopia–platform for mobile phones & PDAs
●2005: Qt 4.0 –compatibility break, leads to new KDE 4 desktop
●2008: Nokia purchases Qt, name changes first to Qt Software, then to Qt Development Frameworks
●2009 / 2010: Focus on mobile platforms (Symbian and Maemo), dedicated mobility APIs

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