By Paul Olav Tvete
Paul Olav Tvete

Porting guide from Qt 1.0 to 5.11

Published Thursday May 24th, 2018 | 8 Comments on Porting guide from Qt 1.0 to 5.11
Posted in C++, Dev Loop, Qt, Qt history, Tutorial, upgrading | Tags: ,

Now that Qt 5.11 is released, it is finally time to upgrade the last Qt 1.0 applications out there… No, not really. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I want to take a look at how well we have kept compatibility in Qt over the years since the first official release. Qt guarantees source and binary compatibility between minor releases, […]

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Paul Olav Tvete

New Compositor API for Qt Wayland

Published Monday June 13th, 2016 | 6 Comments on New Compositor API for Qt Wayland
Posted in Automotive, Dev Loop, Embedded, Lighthouse, QPA, Wayland

As part of the forthcoming Qt 5.7, we are happy to be releasing a tech preview of the new Qt Wayland Compositor API. In this post, I’ll give you an overview of the functionality along with few examples on how to create your own compositors with it. Wayland is a light-weight display server protocol, designed […]

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Paul Olav Tvete

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Published Wednesday October 6th, 2010 | 7 Comments on There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Posted in Lighthouse, Qt

It is time! Lighthouse is getting into a usable state, and we are reasonably confident in the overall design, even though there will probably be several rounds of API tweaks still to come. Therefore, we have decided to start the review process to get Lighthouse integrated into the Qt master branch. This is the branch […]

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Paul Olav Tvete

A Lighthouse by any other name…

Published Friday June 25th, 2010 | 6 Comments on A Lighthouse by any other name…
Posted in Lighthouse, Qt

Just a quick heads-up that we have chosen a new name for the Lighthouse platform (as discussed the Remodelling post). The Subcommittee of Renaming has been hard at work in the intervening months, reviewing and considering all the 17576 possible TLAs. We ended up with: QPA. Unfortunately, the precise meaning was lost in the subcommittee […]

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Paul Olav Tvete

Please welcome qtintegration, the newest member of the team

Published Friday December 18th, 2009 | 9 Comments on Please welcome qtintegration, the newest member of the team
Posted in Git, Qt, Test

Some of you may have noticed a new committer to the Qt git repository. Someone who is tirelessly working night and day, but only seems to make merge commits. I am of course talking about Qt Continuous Integration System, who in addition to never getting any time off, never gets paid either. This is because […]

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Paul Olav Tvete

Introducing New Port of Qt to <Your Favourite Platform>

Published Friday October 2nd, 2009 | 16 Comments on Introducing New Port of Qt to <Your Favourite Platform>
Posted in Embedded, Lighthouse, Qt

Even if this is my first blog post, some of you may have seen my name before. I have been with Trolltech and Nokia since 1996 (which makes me senior surviving Troll), and I am here to introduce a little research project we are starting up. As you all know, our motto is “Qt Everywhere”, […]

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