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wordtech writes "Nokia today announced that its Qt cross-platform user interface (UI) and application framework for desktop and embedded platforms will be available under the open source LGPL version 2.1 license from the release of Qt 4.5, scheduled for March 2009. In addition:
* Qt source code repositories will be made publicly available and will encourage contributions from desktop and embedded developer communities.
* Service offerings for Qt will be expanded to ensure that all Qt development projects can have access to the same levels of support, * independent of the selected license.
More information at http://www.qtsoftware.com/about/licensing/." top
wordtech (774952) writes "As everybody knows, TV is converting from analog to digital signals (HDTV). Older TV's will need a converter. But what about AM/FM TV radios such as the Eton FR-400 and the FR-300? Will these radios still receive TV sound? Does anybody have any information?" top
wordtech writes "The Tcl Core Team is pleased to announce the 8.5.0 releases of the Tcl dynamic language and the Tk GUI toolkit. This is the first stable release of Tcl/Tk 8.5, following more than four years of development, and represents a major advance over previous versions of Tcl/Tk.
Highlights of Tcl 8.5:
* Speed: 8.5 now runs 10% faster than 8.4 with bytecode improvements, object caching and reduced memory usage.
* Bignums: Tcl now supports arbitrary-precision integers, which improves math operations on large integers.
* Safer interps: Tcl's powerful safe interpreter mechanism now has improved control of time and command limits in slave interpreters.
* clock command: More robust implementation of command for specifying time, with significant l10n and i18n improvements.
* dict command: New data structure that allows access to data by value rather than a variable name, which is substantially faster.
* Additional improvements: Faster list search, new and improved mathematics procedures, anonymous procedures, new ways to package Tcl extensions, Tcl-level custom channel types, file and line location information for each command, and more.
Highlights of Tk 8.5:
* New modern theming engine: New and additional widgets that make use of platform-specific theming on Mac OS X and Windows to better fit in with those environments, and feature an improved look and feel under X11. (For screenshots, see http://wiki.tcl.tk/13636.)
* Font rendering: Now uses anti-aliased text under X11, and a more modern text engine (ATSUI) on Mac OS X.
* Text widget: Smooth scrolling, widget peering, and improved procedures for counting and replacing text.
* Additional improvements: Window transparency, new fullscreen option for windows, enhancements to specific widgets and window layout, and more.