After six years of Qt 4, Nokia wants to modernize its toolkit for 2012 with the Qt 5 release.
Qt's development chief Lars Knoll announced the upcoming release in the developer blog. “The current plans for Qt5 mean that, unlike Qt4's reinvent the world approach (which was needed, if painful), it will be evolutionary and far less disruptive. This is the good news,” Knoll writes. “I also see this as an opportunity for KDE's own libraries and runtime that form the KDE Platform,” Knoll adds. “We don't need another big re-engineering of the base technologies as we had in KDE4, but there is a lot of opportunity to improve how the pieces fit together.” Read Knoll's blog post to find out more about the upcoming release.