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ShapeshifteR is committed to providing the best possible product to its customers. Nokia's exciting decision to license Qt 4.5 under LGPL has allowed us to take the important decision to migrate koala's user interface to this powerful technology. This move will simultaneously enhance koala and allow you to use it across the full range of platforms, including Linux and Solaris.

End-User License Agreement for Koala 2.1 Beta Versions

As part of our on-going development, we are providing free beta-version downloads for testing and evaluation. Your use of this software is subject to the terms and conditions as set out here and as may be amended from time to time by ShapeshifteR. By downloading, installing or using this software, you confirm that you have understood and agree to be bound by all of these terms and conditions. If you cannot - or do not have the authority to - agree to the terms of this agreement, you should not download, install or use the program.
  • Koala is the copyrighted property of ShapeshifteR and David Carron. The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the download including all text, graphics, photos, code, files and links belong to ShapeshifteR and may not be reproduced, transmitted or stored in whole or in part without ShapeshifteR’s prior written consent.
  • These beta versions may contain known issues or bugs. There is no warranty for koala, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Except when otherwise stated in writing the copyright holders and/or other parties provide the program “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. Should the program prove defective, you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.
  • In no event unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing will any copyright holder, or any other party who modifies and/or conveys the program be liable to you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the program (including but not limited to loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by you or third parties or a failure of the program to operate with any other programs), even if such holder or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
  • The beta testing programme is open to all users, private or commercial. However, beta versions must not be redistributed in any form or put to any form of commercial use including, but not restricted to, the use of generated images.
  • Beta versions display a small watermark and copyright text. You may not circumvent or attempt to circumvent the watermark display, or remove it from any images you generate.
  • Beta versions have a built-in expiry date. Beta testers may download the updated versions with an extended expiry date from this website. You may not circumvent or attempt to circumvent the expiry mechanism.

Download Koala 2.1 Beta 5

Koala relies on standard Qt 4.5 which is included in the complete installation, and may also be download separately as either binary or source. If you already have Qt 4.5 installed on your computer, you may prefer to download the minimal installation.

Operating SystemCompleteMinimalQt BinariesQt Source
Windows Download (.zip) Download (.zip) Not yet available Not yet available
Linux Not yet available Not yet available Not yet available Download (.zip)
Solaris Not yet available Not yet available Not yet available Download (.zip)

The minimal requirements for running koala are an OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card and drivers, PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system); Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended. 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features).

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