The Qt Project goes live
The plan to give Qt more independence from Nokia took another step forward with the activation of the qt-project.org web site. In September, Nokia announced that it was creating a non-profit foundation which would host the infrastructure for the C++ based user interface framework. Nokia has announced that the infrastructure the foundation is managing has now gone live, a few days before the Qt Developer Days conference in Munich from 24-26 October.
The idea behind the foundation and new infrastructure is to level the playing field for Qt contributors, with anyone able to contribute patches which are then evaluated by Approvers and Maintainers. Announcing that the site is now open, Lars Knoll, Director of R&D at the Qt Software Business Unit at Nokia, said "All development will happen in one central location, with access for everyone at the same time. No more separate code flow for 'Nokians vs others', and no more time delays! What you see is what we see".
The new site has opened with the headline "Contribute to the Qt Project" and contains documentation, both for the software and the project, source repositories (which are currently read-only), bug tracker, Gerrit code review tool, and information on the legal aspects of the project such as the Contributors Licence Agreement.