Trolltech has announced the release of Qt Solutions, 11 new components and tools designed to save time for developers who use the company’s Qt application framework.
Qt Solutions includes:
The SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) component, which implements the XML-based standard “for describing how to exchange messages,” according to Trolltech. It uses version 1.1 of the SOAP protocol to offer web services support and obtain responses from Qt-based applications. An MFC migration tool that helps developers who want to migrate existing Win32 or MFC applications to the Qt toolkit. A Pie Menu component that offers circular pie menus. A QtService component that assists with the development of Windows services and Unix daemons. A QtSingleApplication component that supports applications which can only be launched once per user. A QtSSLFilter component that offers “SSL encryption support for Qsocket-controlled network connections.” An Undo/Redo Framework component “based on the Command design pattern.” A QtMMLWidget component that “renders mathematical formulas written in MathML 2.0.” A QtThumbWheel component that controls vertical or horizontal rotation, zooming, and scrolling in 2D and 3D applications. A Window Menu component that creates a pop-up menu which “contains a list of windows currently displayed in a QWorkspace.” An Xembed component that allows developers to run Unix/X11 programs within their Qt application.
Trolltech says that the components and tools in Qt Solutions are available now. They’re free for anyone who owns a commercial Qt Enterprise license. The company adds that some components will also be available as open source releases, but it doesn’t state which ones.