So the preview of Qt for Java, called Qt Jambi, is finally out. Its been in the works for a few months now and I think its taken really nice shape. Its all available in on the trolltech website, here.
What we have so far is most of the Qt core modules available, Core, Gui, OpenGL and Sql based on Qt 4.1.3. In addition to the Qt libraries we also have UIC for Java, called Juic so you can use Designer to design GUI's. We intend to base the final version on Qt 4.2 which means we'll have access to all the new things in Qt 4.2, such as the QGraphicsView.
The package is a binary package for now, just because we want it to be as simple as possible. It is our intention to make this an open source in the end, as you can see in the FAQ.
The package contains a small demos and examples launcher. Now since I'm one of the Arthur guys, I had to write a custom style for this, using some of the nice features we have in QPainter. Of course in "Trolltech Green".
One of the demos in the package is an image viewer, which we wrote as a showcase for the white paper. We make use of Queued Connections for threaded pixmap loading, some nice item views features and more.
And finally, we did an integration of Qt Designer for Eclipse and embedded Juic as a build tool so its possible make use of all those nice Eclipse features along side with Qt Jambi, like refactoring and incremental building.