froglogic Announce Technology Partnership with Trolltech®, release new product

froglogic Announce Technology Partnership with Trolltech®, release new product

froglogic to provide add-on software development products and services for Qt®-based projects

Hamburg, Germany – 2003-07-01 froglogic, a start-up company founded by former Trolltech employees today announced the availability of new Qt consultancy services and development tools.

froglogic‘s first product, froglogic Tq, is a migration tool that assists in the porting of applications written in Tcl/Tk to Qt by seamlessly integrating widgets of both toolkits into a single application.

froglogic will also offer services ranging from contract based development of specialized components to mentoring during Qt projects.

“With the release of froglogic Tq, plus the availability of the services offered by froglogic, the Qt development community has gained another trusted source of Qt knowledge and support,” said Eirik Eng, Trolltech President.

“We see a growing demand for Qt-based add-on products and services, which is why we decided to base our business on providing high quality, market-driven solutions for projects using Qt,” said Reginald Stadlbauer, co-founder of froglogic.

froglogic is also creating froglogic Squish, a full-fledged automated GUI testing framework designed to go far beyond simple capture/replay functionality. Beta 1 is expected to be released by the end of 2003.

For more information about Tq and Squish, visit https://www.froglogic.com/squish. More information about froglogic‘s Qt services can be found at https://www.froglogic.com/services. Alternatively, send email to contact@froglogic.com.

About froglogic
froglogic GmbH is a software company offering Qt consultancy services and Qt-based development tools. froglogic was founded by two former Trolltech senior engineers, Reginald Stadlbauer and Harri Porten, who now use their experience and skills to serve the Qt 3rd party market. froglogic is based in Hamburg, Germany. More about froglogic at www.froglogic.com.

About Trolltech
Trolltech is a software company with two flagship products: Qt and Qtopia®. Qt is a multi-platform C++ application framework developers can use to write single-source applications that run — natively — on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux. Qt has been used to build thousands of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of the open source KDE desktop environment. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment built for embedded Linux, and is used in Sharp’s line of Zaurus PDAs. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at www.trolltech.com.

Harri Porten is of German and Finnish descent and grew up in Germany and Thailand. After high school he studied at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg in Germany, and at the University of Waterloo in Canada; he graduated with a diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Harri started programming on an Apple II, and soon turned his hobby into a source of income, providing maintenance and consultancy services to local businesses. After discovering Linux, Harri joined the "KDE" project, where he eventually implemented a JavaScript interpreter – this interpreter was adopted for use in KDE's web browser "Konqueror", and is now also used by Apple in its Safari browser, and served as the starting point for WebKit's JavaScript interpreter. Harri began working as a software engineer at Trolltech AS in Oslo in the summer of 2000. During the next three years he oversaw the portability of the Qt GUI toolkit to a wide variety of different compilers and operating systems, including HP-UX and AIX. In addition, he implemented Qt's original SVG support, and was involved in Trolltech's quality assurance process. Harri was also a member of the Qt Script for Applications (QSA) team. Harri co-founded froglogic in 2003.