It’s been a while since I did any experiments with Qt. I decided to take a look at Qt5 and QML. The first thing was to fetch the source code and figure out how it can be built. I was really surprised that in the end I didn’t encounter any problems while building it.
It took only few steps to build Qt5 on Mac.
- git clone git://gitorious.org/qt/qt5.git qt5
- cd qt5
- qtrepotools/bin/qt5_tool -c -p -b
Playing with QML
After building, you find all the stuff from qt5/qtbase directory. There is a bin directory where all the required binaries are. If you want to test how new QML with really fast scene graph works, you can try to run demos using qmlsene binary. Here’s a video where I run four different particle demos on not-so-new 13″ MacBook Pro without any big problems.
This blog post was short this time. If you are interested in what happens in the Qt development, the Qt5 is really worth to check. Naturally there are also other things happening in the background like modularization in addition to QML development. Personally, I think the best way to follow Qt development is to read Qt Labs Blog. But in the end I can’t say anything else that good work Trolls. Can’t wait that they will get Qt5 released in 2012.
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