Qt has unveiled Qt Lite, a new project that allows developers to use only the features that they need. It allows them to use the company's cross-platform application development framework with a minimal configuration and add modules as necessary, which is ideal for embedded and mobile development.
“The amount of devices and things surrounding us are rapidly increasing, becoming more intelligent and requiring software that runs on a greater variety of hardware—everything from IoT devices with or without a screen, smartwatches through to high-end smart TVs and industrial-grade PCs. As the requirements and the world of software development is changing, so does Qt,” blogged Nils Christian Roscher-Nielsen, product manager at Qt.
He added, "Qt Lite is neither a separate product nor a fork of Qt—it is all built into Qt allowing us to efficiently develop and maintain it as part of the whole Qt framework. As such, many of these changes will benefit all Qt users, but especially those targeting resource-constrained devices."