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Fast transformed pixmap/image drawing

Published Saturday May 13th, 2006
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Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

From time to time I hear about one particular annoyance people have with Qt’s painting architecture – that drawing transformed pixmaps is horribly slow. Scaled pixmap drawing, for example; something like this: We all know the use case: some image editor that needs to zoom in on an image to plot pixels, or perhaps someone […]

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Fun with QTextEdit

Published Wednesday May 10th, 2006
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Posted in Qt

One of the features that I like in a programming editor is the ability to have multiple views of the same file. It’s a little known fact that this is very easy to accomplish with QTextEdit. Try out this snippet of code: #include <QtGui> int main(int argc, char **argv) { QApplication app(argc, argv); QTextDocument sharedDocument; […]

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Lorn Potter

on the lessor gpl

Published Sunday April 30th, 2006
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Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

Personally speaking, and being a developer of free software, I want my free software to always remain free, which is why I choose and develop my software using the GPL. Even RMS doesn’t like the LGPL, which is why its name was changed to the Lessor GPL. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-not-lgpl.html Speaking in strictly free software terms… using […]

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Lorn Potter

code whacking…

Published Sunday April 23rd, 2006
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Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

finally got to spend some time hacking… and solved a problem in the meantime. When working with embedded devices, what do you do if there is no hardware keyboard and you are staring at a console prompt, and have no networking? I came upon this when I was working with the Nokia 770 and getting […]

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Trolltech’s Berlin Office

Published Wednesday April 19th, 2006
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Posted in Qt

So, we are making some progress with our expansion into Germany. Here are some pictures of the office building we currently favor. It’s a rather old building from the former Academy of Sciences of the GDR, but beautifully renewed. Nice address, too: Albert-Einstein-Strasse, Berlin. The guy on the right hand side, standing smiling in the […]

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Lorn Potter

i couldn’t agree more…

Published Tuesday April 18th, 2006
2 Comments on i couldn’t agree more…
Posted in Qt, Qtopia

Here at Trolltech, we are in the cross platform business. We work with all kinds of operating systems. We don’t discriminate based upon which operating system you choose. http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/snobsoped.shtml Being associated with the Linux community for quite a few years, I come across this constantly. You would think in a community based upon human kindness […]

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