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Nokia advances Qt development, OS firm launches cloud middleware, and Sun releases VirtualBox 3.1.

Nokia advances Qt development

Nokia has been rapidly working of the development of its open source Qt project, a user interface and application framework, having recently released version 4.6, reports Linux Planet.

One of the biggest additions to Qt 4.6 is the support for its Symbian mobile phone operating system, which Nokia purchased and open sourced. Nokia is one of the largest supporters of Symbian, with the vast majority of its devices using the OS.

"Qt 4.6 marks an exciting time for developers, regardless of their target form factor or platform," says Sebastian Nystrom, Nokia`s vice-president for application services and frameworks.

OS firm intros cloud middleware

WSO2 is moving from supplying lightweight SOA services into enterprise by providing middleware-as-a-service for cloud operations, reports InformationWeek.

WSO2 is in the process of converting its products into services that are available online with its WSO2 Cloud Platform. The first two services from WSO2 are identity management-as-a-service and service-governance-as-a-service, which they plan to expand by mid-2010.

"We want to make it easy to deploy our software anywhere," says Sanjiva Weerawarana, CEO of WSO2. WSO2 products are open source code under an Apache licence and available for free download.

Sun releases VirtualBox 3.1

Sun Microsystems released an upgrade of its VirtualBox virtualisation software which allows users to move running virtual machines from one host to another without interruption, reports InformationWeek.

The new version of the popular virtualisation software allows users to move active VMs between different operating systems, classes of computers, such as servers and clients and different CPUs.

"As a cross-platform hypervisor, VirtualBox allows customers to easily evaluate and deploy virtualised systems, using their existing x86 hardware, operating systems and skill sets," says Jim McHugh, VP of data centre software marketing at Sun.

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