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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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Sleep deprivation

Published Sunday September 4th, 2005
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Along with that new earthling comes sleep deprivation! But since I live in a state of constant sleep deprivation anyway, living with anywhere from 4 to 6 hours a night, I am getting along better than my partner. Who has the duty of feeding every 2-4 hours, which I can only be support person to. […]

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Thoughts on KDE 4 menu/toolbar creation

Published Friday September 2nd, 2005
3 Comments on Thoughts on KDE 4 menu/toolbar creation
Posted in KDE

I’ve been thinking a bit about our (KDE’s) xmlgui framework lately and had some very interesting discussions with David here at the KDE conference in Malaga about it. I identify the following main problems with the current way of creating menus/toolbars using xmlgui: Uebercomplex API (clients, builders, factories, some graphically simple things require lots of […]

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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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