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Qt, the preprocessor, and Boost.Signals: a Request for Comments

Published Thursday September 22nd, 2005 | 5 Comments on Qt, the preprocessor, and Boost.Signals: a Request for Comments
Posted in Qt

We want Qt to play nicely with the rest of the C++ programmer’s toolbox, including Boost and standard idiom; and for the most part, it does. The one rough patch is our use of the preprocessor, particularly where it interacts with things like Boost.Signals. We have a plan to improve the situation, and we’re looking […]

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bye bye QtTestLib

Published Friday September 16th, 2005 | 2 Comments on bye bye QtTestLib
Posted in KDE, Qt

and welcome QTestLib. If you follow the Qt 4.1 snapshots, you might have noticed that QTestLib appeared as part of Qt. To ease transition, there’s a small updater tool (qtestlib/updater) that updates old autotests to use the new library. Especially after being adopted by KDE, QTestLib got quite some feedback. Unhandled exceptions are now added […]

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DOM Blues

Published Wednesday September 7th, 2005 | 2 Comments on DOM Blues
Posted in Qt

Did you know that there are characters you cannot store in an XML document in any way? You cannot store #x7 as plain character data: [2] Char ::= #x9 | #xA | #xD | [#x20-#xD7FF] | [#xE000-#xFFFD] | [#x10000-#x10FFFF] You cannot store it as a character reference: “Characters referred to using character references MUST match […]

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Qt 3.3.5 out soon …

Published Monday August 29th, 2005 | 2 Comments on Qt 3.3.5 out soon …
Posted in Qt

With Qt 4.0.0 and 4.0.1 out it’s time to turn our attention back to the Qt 3.3.x series. We still support it you know ๐Ÿ™‚ (for another two years) which basically mean we will continue putting out patch releases about every half a year or so. The past week we’ve focused only on 3.3.5 and […]

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Eskil Abrahamsen Blomfeldt

QSA 1.2.0

Published Wednesday August 24th, 2005 | 1 Comment on QSA 1.2.0
Posted in QSA, Qt

QSA 1.2.0 and 1.1.3 were both released on friday, so I sat down and did some informal benchmarking (note the word informal, which basically indicates that the computer was playing music in the background while the tests were running.) The benchmarks consisted of a set of generated scripts, designed to test parsing speed, as well […]

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Is commercial software the salvation of Linux?

Published Saturday August 6th, 2005 | 2 Comments on Is commercial software the salvation of Linux?
Posted in KDE, Qt

Eric Laffoon of Kdewebdev fame responds to Timothy R. Butler’s piece about KDE needing to move beyond Qt. I just had to post about this. Thank you, Eric, for expressing this so well. Qt, the GPL, Business and Freedom Some of his better comments: “I have a problem with attempts to depreciate the value of […]

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it ain’t pretty…

Published Saturday July 23rd, 2005 | Comments Off on it ain’t pretty…
Posted in Qt, Qtopia

Here’s a screenie of qtrss news feed reader. This also runs in Qtopia, but this screenshot is obviously of the x11 application. This app came about after numerous requests I saw in the zaurus forums/irc for a rss reader in Qtopia. Since Qt is so great, I decided to make it dual “platform”.

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4.0.1

Published Friday July 15th, 2005 | Comments Off on 4.0.1
Posted in Qt

Work is continuing on Qt 4.0.1. Tasks are getting less and less critical, looks like we’ve done a good job with QA this time. Some classes got no feedback at all – either no one is using them or people are just happy ๐Ÿ™‚

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