Qtopia 2.1 PDA Edition, the latest version of Trolltech’s user interface for Linux-based handhelds, is now available for download under the open source GNU general public (GPL) license.
Qtopia PDA contains a full suite of applications for business productivity, personal information management, Internet content, entertainment, and synchronization with desktop PCs.
Handhelds such as the Sharp Zaurus series are built on the Qtopia platform, and to date, there are over 1,000 third-party applications developed for it.
New features in version 2.1 include:
- Qtopia Data Linking to allow applications to share data
- SQL support
- QWS Sound Server to mix multiple sound sources
- Expanded Qtopia services
- Image format plug-in support
- Qobex — to enable IrDA data transfer between devices
- New ‘Pictures’ application for simple edits on images
- Mediaplayer split into Music and Video applications
- Camera application, which uses video-for-Linux technology
- More advanced document handling
- Bug fixes and other enhancements
For a complete list of Qtopia 2.1 features, go to the Trolltech web site.
The latest version is available here. This is a free download.