The British Linux magazine Linux Format has given a negative review (4 out of 10) to C++ GUI Programming with Qt 4 by J Blanchette & M Summerfield, the official Trolltech book on programming with Qt 4, in the most recent edition (LXF109, Sept 08). They register disappointment with the content given the Trolltech endorsement and Matthias Ettrich's foreword, alleging that it will put anyone used to Python or .NET off Qt for life, that "even simple tasks take on gargantuan complexity", and that despite being comprehensive, it "reads like a Croatian train time table". They attach to the review an image of the first edition of the book, and quote the ISBN number of the first edition, making it obvious that they reviewed the first edition despite an update having been published in February. This is a theme we have seen before with this magazine, which has reviewed unfinished versions of certain products and rubbished them on stability grounds. I must say that I found the original (Qt 3) edition immensely helpful in learning Qt.