Lars is the Chief Maintainer for the Qt Project. He has been working on Qt for more than 12 years now, working his way up from software engineer to leading the global Qt engineering team in Nokia. He now works for Digia. Lars has been an active member of the KDE community and the architect behind KDE's html rendering library that formed the basis for the WebKit open source project. Lars holds a PhD in physics from the University of Heidelberg. A German national, he lives with his family in Oslo.
Many things have changed for Qt over the last year. The Qt Project got launched around a year ago, leading to a rather different way how Qt got developed. Even though the turbulences of this year caused some delays, Qt 5.0 release is getting close to being released. Qt 5.0 is a major step forward for Qt. It includes many new features and forms a great basis for the years to come. The talk will give an overview over these, as well as an outlook towards upcoming Qt releases.