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Qt 4 application and UI framework for eCS, OS/2

Qt is a cross-platform application and UI framework. Using Qt, you can write applications once and deploy them across many desktop and embedded operating systems without rewriting the source code. (See

A few years ago hired Dmitry A. Kuminov (aka dmik) to port version 3 of the toolkit to the eCS and OS/2 platform. This port is working well and made it possible to port many applications to our platform.

Some time ago Qt 4 got introduced and more and more applications are using this version of the toolkit by now. To make sure we can port those applications again, we have to invest some more work into the eCS and OS/2 port, as Qt 4 redid a lot of things from scratch. Dmitry offererd us to work on the port again, our goal would be to hire him for about 5 months, but we cannot do that ourself without help from the community.

We do have some money in the queue but it's not enough yet. If you would like to contribute to this port, you are welcome to buy a sponsoring unit for that at Mensys, 100% of that money will be transferred to

Silvan Scherrer will coordinate the work for this port and Dmitry will do the programming.

Some applications that by now use Qt 4: VirtualBox?, SMPlayer, Psi, Scribus, LyX and many more.

The Mensys sponsor link is:

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