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Greenphone without VMware

Published Thursday December 7th, 2006 | Comments Off on Greenphone without VMware
Posted in Qt

The Greenphone SDK comes as a pre-installed VMware image with a ready-to-go development environment which runs on Linux, Windows and soon on the Intel Macs as well. If you already have a GNU/Linux box, you might not want to use the image, though, because you’ll lose all those little macros and settings that make your […]

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System tray update

Published Wednesday December 6th, 2006 | 1 Comment on System tray update
Posted in KDE, Qt

Thanks to some great work by Sam Magnuson, QSystemTrayIcon::showMessage() will support Growl on the mac in Qt 4.3. With this change, supportsMessages() no longer returns false on any of our desktop platforms. Here’s the obligatory screenshot: Note that the documentation for showMessage() states that messages are not guaranteed to be displayed. As a result, we […]

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x11 font fun

Published Friday December 1st, 2006 | 4 Comments on x11 font fun
Posted in Qt

After essentially moving around some code (trying to avoid the word ‘refactoring’ ๐Ÿ™‚ we managed to fix a little annoyance with text drawing that is now also in the X11 4.3 snapshots: Text that is drawn onto QImage objects is now rendered using freetype instead of plain paths, which looks so much better. And on […]

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Zoom-and-rotate on mouseover effect in Graphics View

Published Thursday November 30th, 2006 | 3 Comments on Zoom-and-rotate on mouseover effect in Graphics View
Posted in Graphics Items, Graphics View, Labs, Qt

Have you seen flash-interfaces with controls that grow and twist when you move your mouse over them? Here’s how to do that in Graphics View. I was so surprised at how easy it was that I thought I’d share it. Here’s a screenshot, just so you know what I’m talking about: I’ll do this in […]

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qdasher updated

Published Friday November 24th, 2006 | 4 Comments on qdasher updated
Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

I’ve put up a new version of qdasher (qdasher-20061124.tar.gz), the Qt4 port of Dasher. I’ve managed to get it down to about 20% CPU usage when running in fullscreen on my standard Pentium IV machine. It runs nice and smooth on our embedded hardware. If dasher is paused, no CPU cycles will be wasted (unless […]

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Auto completion

Published Tuesday November 21st, 2006 | Comments Off on Auto completion
Posted in KDE, Qt

Lost in all the Qt 4.2 publicity for Widget Style Sheets and Graphics View is the auto completion framework which makes it easy to provide auto completions in just about any widget. The framework is really just one class – QCompleter. The completer provides support for three completion modes – Inline, Popup and Unfiltered Popup. […]

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Lars Knoll

Qt Snapshots

Published Tuesday November 14th, 2006 | 6 Comments on Qt Snapshots
Posted in KDE, Qt

One of the great things of Open Source development is that you can follow development on a day to day basis. Look at the code, play around with it and try out some of the new features. In that respect Qt development has unfortunately not been as open as it should have been. Qt snapshots […]

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Lorn Potter

kde 4

Published Saturday November 4th, 2006 | 1 Comment on kde 4
Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

It has been a while since I played with a development version of KDE, but KDE 4 was just too enticing to resist. I have been using KDE since .. hmm.. since… well, seems a bit fuzzy, but I believe since before kdevelop was at version 0.65. I am running kubuntu on my home machine, […]

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Eskil Abrahamsen Blomfeldt

Qt Jambi TP3 released and developer contest announced

Published Thursday October 26th, 2006 | Comments Off on Qt Jambi TP3 released and developer contest announced
Posted in KDE, Qt, Qt Jambi

Today, we released the third and final tech preview of Qt Jambi. At the same time, Trolltech announced a contest for Qt Jambi developers, so if you’re interested in getting some loot, go download the new package, make something awesome and send it to us. About the release, though, I’m especially excited about this one, […]

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