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Lorn Potter

summary of LW 2006

Published Thursday August 17th, 2006
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Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

tired. hungry. my legs hurt. my voice hurts. still jet lagged. Had some great food while here in San Fran. Especially liked Blondies pizza on Powel st! Trolltech had a great sucess with Qtopia and Greenphone. Many people showing more interest in Qtopia than Qt! There’s quite the excitement about the Greenphone.

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Glucose and graphics

Published Tuesday August 15th, 2006
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Posted in Aggregated

Today I pushed a new acceleration architecture for Xorg. Called Glucose, it uses OpenGL to accelerate X. What happens there is that Glucose hooks into the initialisation code during the graphics card setup and dispatches the X rendering calls through the same codepaths that XGL uses. The email describing it and the some reasons for […]

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Lorn Potter

Greenphone

Published Tuesday August 15th, 2006
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Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

Well, by now you might have heard about Trolltech’s Greenphone I am quite excited about it, as it brings in a new world for Qtopia Phone development. It’s metallic green, and light. I have been using it for the past week or so, and I must say, I like the hardware. Nice, big screen – […]

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Lorn Potter

LinuxWorld 2006

Published Monday August 7th, 2006
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Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

It’s official! I am going to be at LinuxWorld 2006 in San Francisco. They even gave me a place to sleep thats not in the gutter or under a cardboard box. We will be at booth Booth #1228, showing off some exceptionally cool Trolltech and Qtopia stuff. Stay tuned!

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Off to WWDC

Published Friday August 4th, 2006
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Posted in Qt

Well, after a more or less quiet week at home in rural Minnesota, I’m off to San Francisco for WWDC to check out all the new stuff that Apple is working on. So, if anyone wants to discuss Qt/Mac or anything else, just track me down, I’ll be in some sort of Trolltech-themed shirt.

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Fun with Fonts

Published Friday August 4th, 2006
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Posted in Qt

From the Cool-Things-That-Are-Surprisingly-Simple-With-Qt category: Download a font from the web and use it right away without saving it to disk or installing it in the system, in 45 lines of code: #include <QtGui> #include <QtNetwork> class CoolTextEdit : public QTextEdit { Q_OBJECT public: CoolTextEdit(const QUrl &fontUrl); private slots: void tryDownloadedFont(); private: QByteArray downloadedFont; QHttp *downloader; […]

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Qt Jambi Preview Released

Published Friday July 28th, 2006
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Posted in KDE, Qt

So the preview of Qt for Java, called Qt Jambi, is finally out. Its been in the works for a few months now and I think its taken really nice shape. Its all available in on the trolltech website, here. What we have so far is most of the Qt core modules available, Core, Gui, […]

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Binary snapshots released

Published Wednesday July 26th, 2006
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Posted in Qt

For those of you who don’t have the patience to watch Qt compile, we released binaries of the current 4.2 snapshots. You can download them from our download pages. Note that this is an unstable and unsupported release. We didn’t put out a ChangeLog of what happened since 4.2 Technology Preview 1. The most significant […]

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