By Jörg Bornemann

qbs 1.2.0 released

Published Monday May 5th, 2014
Posted in Build system

We’re happy to announce the release of qbs 1.2.0! Qbs, or Qt Build Suite, is a general cross-platform build tool with a QMLish project description language. More information can be found on its documentation page. This version fixes a lot of bugs and adds a heap of features that you requested. The qbs plugin of

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qbs 1.0.0 released

Published Friday May 31st, 2013
Posted in Build system

Qbs has reached a state where it’s conveniently possible to build projects of the complexity of Qt Creator. Therefore it deserves a version number that reflects its usefulness to the public. To encourage you to use it for your own projects, we hereby present to you qbs 1.0.0. Why should I use it? Qbs takes

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Qtified JavaScript

Published Thursday May 16th, 2013
Posted in Qt Quick, Qt Quick 2

When writing JavaScript code, it doesn’t take long until I’m missing some function which is available in Qt’s C++ API. One very simple example is QList::contains. Checking whether an array contains a certain element works like this in JavaScript: var names = [“Egon”, “Peter”, “Raymond”, “Waldo”]; if (names.indexOf(“Waldo”) !== -1) print(“We’ve found him!”); It would

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qbs reached mile stone 0.3

Published Tuesday April 16th, 2013
Posted in Build system

Qbs, our alternative build tool, has reached a new mile stone. Since the last one in December, qbs has had the following improvements: The whole codebase has seen a major overhaul. Experiments from the prototype phase have been removed. The API for the Qt Creator plugin has been stabilized. The test suite has been extended

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Introducing qbs

Published Wednesday February 15th, 2012
Posted in Build system

Over the years we have developed a kind of a love-hate relationship towards qmake. It does its job but also has its quirks and is widely considered unmaintainable. The blog post [TMQB] contains a wish list for a qmake replacement. We have considered the various tools on the market, but none satisfied us – see

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Qt VS Add-in 1.1.10 released

Published Monday December 19th, 2011
Posted in Qt, Windows

Together with Qt 4.8.0 we’ve released version 1.1.10 of the Qt Visual Studio Add-in. This release contains multiple bugfixes and improvements. The full changelog is available here. You can get it here: If you find bugs, please report them in our bug tracker: Note: Qt VS Add-in 1.1.10 will be the last release

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Qt VS Add-in 1.1.9 released

Published Wednesday March 30th, 2011
Posted in Qt, Windows

Today we’ve released version 1.1.9 of the Qt Visual Studio Add-in. The following fixes are included: Fix a regression when importing .pro files that was introduced in 1.1.8. Make the add-in work with Intel VTune projects. (QTVSADDINBUG-65) Check for compatibility with VS version when adding new Qt version. This will hopefully stop people from trying

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Rhymin’ and Freein’

Published Wednesday September 15th, 2010
Posted in Qt, Windows

While everyone is holding their breath for the release of Qt 4.7.0 I will entertain the masses in the meantime with a little poem. A Windows programmer from Latin Am’rica was almost forgettin’ to sleep and to eat cause it has been freed the Visual Studio Add-in. That’s right! The source code of the Qt

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Speeding up Visual C++ Qt Builds

Published Friday March 27th, 2009
Posted in Labs, Qt

Poor, poor Visual C++ developer. You see these MinGW or Linux guys using GNU make on their fancy quad core machines to compile Qt. They are already hacking again while you still sip at your coffee, watching the distressing 25% CPU usage in the task manager. And just because nmake doesn’t make use of all

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WebKit on Windows CE

Published Wednesday August 27th, 2008
Posted in Labs, WebKit

I want to introduce a feature that we’ve been asked for over and over: QtWebKit on Windows CE. Its still in the works but already in a quite usable state. Eventually its possible to create your own applications with web browsing capabilities on your favourite Windows CE device! To give QtWebKit for Windows CE a

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