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Lorn Potter

in defense of handhelds

Published Monday April 17th, 2006 | Comments Off on in defense of handhelds
Posted in Qt, Qtopia

I admit. I have become a handheld junky. My desk is strewn with quite a few devices. I have even been contemplating buying my 7 month old son one of those kids laptops you see at the Tandy store (Radio Shack for those North Americans). Maybe I will when he drools less. I am coming […]

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Some pictures from the Road Show

Published Sunday April 16th, 2006 | Comments Off on Some pictures from the Road Show
Posted in KDE, Qt, Uncategorized

The first half of the Developer Road Show 2006 is done. Coming up is the Cambridge event, and then Paris. And in May, Hamburg. I found some pictures on my phone from the US trip that I’d like to share. So here comes a little summary. I’d like to start off with a picture of […]

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Lorn Potter

help on the way

Published Thursday April 13th, 2006 | Comments Off on help on the way
Posted in Qt, Qtopia

Programming anything can be daunting. Application development can be frustrating, even with a toolkit as awesome as Qt! Luckily, there are a bunch of people willing to help, or at least try to help, or in the very least talk about the whether, in real time. This can be a real boon to someone that […]

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Lorn Potter

fud busting part II

Published Monday April 10th, 2006 | Comments Off on fud busting part II
Posted in Qt, Qtopia

I redid some application startup tests for handheld environments with a different machine, namely with one that has more ram – the Sharp Zaurus c700. and granted, Gpe did heaps better this time… but it’s still not as fast as the Qt based Opie. (note these tests are from the first start of any application […]

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Would you implement Java in Java?

Published Friday April 7th, 2006 | 7 Comments on Would you implement Java in Java?
Posted in KDE, Qt, Uncategorized

When I was at the Trolltech booth at LinuxWorld Expo in Boston, two guys stepped up to our booth, showing interest to our slogans about productivity gain. I asked them about their business, and whether they were in development, adminstration or management. “Development”, they said. So I asked how familiar they were with Qt. Then […]

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End of 1st half of the Road Show

Published Friday April 7th, 2006 | Comments Off on End of 1st half of the Road Show
Posted in KDE, Qt, Uncategorized

Sitting in my hotel room now, 03:53 in Boston. Today, Friday 7th, is the last day of the first half of the Qt Developer Road Show. Can’t seem to sleep! Maybe it’s yesterday’s beers, or maybe I’m nervous for today’s talk. I don’t know ;-). Anyway. We started off in Chicago as mentioned before, then […]

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Qt Developer Road Show starting soon

Published Saturday March 25th, 2006 | Comments Off on Qt Developer Road Show starting soon
Posted in Qt, Uncategorized

It’s a beautiful saturday here in Røyken / Norway. About -5C, blue skies, and snow all over the place. Wear sunglassses! Feeling good; some week-old bruise around my spinal tap from snowboarding last week-end is still annoying me a little, but that’s just part of the charm ;-). Tomorrow I’ll be on a plane across […]

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Starting interactive processes with QProcess

Published Thursday March 16th, 2006 | 3 Comments on Starting interactive processes with QProcess
Posted in KDE, Qt

I’ve been playing with QProcess quite a bit lately, which is a wonderful class. However, I noticed that I cannot start an interactive process with it (i.e. a process that gets stdin from the terminal). This is because QProcess redirects stdin for all processes it starts back to the parent process, so that the programmer […]

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Lorn Potter

Qt 4’s plugins

Published Tuesday March 14th, 2006 | Comments Off on Qt 4’s plugins
Posted in Qt, Qtopia

One of the coolest things about Qt Embedded 4, Qtopia Core 4, is that it has support for keyboard, mouse and screen plugins. Which means easier implementation and deployment of embedded applications across different devices. Mousedriver is usually the touchscreen, and screendriver can be an accelerated framebuffer. Not only that, but Trolltech seperated some of […]

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