Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Qt version of Tiled released


Things have been pretty quiet since the 0.7.2 release of Tiled. This was partly due to me working on a rewrite of Tiled, using Qt/C++. I now think this rewrite is complete enough for its first release, though compared to the Java version a lot of features are still missing. You'll find Tiled Qt 0.1.0 on in the Development section of the downloads page.

I'm curious to hear how the Qt version works for you, and am looking forward to hear about everyones favourite missing feature. A new bug tracker has been set up to keep track of your feedback. As always, feel free to email me directly or to write to the tiled-user mailing list.

Finally, I'm looking for additional contributors! Are you familiar with C++ and Qt, or want to learn? Tiled is a relatively small and simple project, with a clean design. Any help is appreciated! :-)

2 comments:

  1. If you don't mind me asking, why switch from Java to Qt? I've always been a fan of Qt but it seems that a tool would work find in Java.

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  2. @Charles

    Yes, in theory the tool could have just as well been improved in Java, but I think Qt is way better at providing a native experience in Linux, Windows and MacOS X. Also, Qt provided better primitives for building an editor, like the QGraphicsView and the Java version had gotten quite messy. The main reason was probably that since I became a professional C++/Qt developer, working with Java just wasn't much fun anymore.

    You could try both the Qt version and the Java version, and judge yourself whether it was worth a rewrite in C++/Qt.

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