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Lorn Potter

tablet kde

Published Monday December 26th, 2005
10 Comments on tablet kde
Posted in KDE, Qtopia

Well, my excursion into “Tablet Kde” is missing two main features of using Kde well on a Tablet Pc…. one is really a show-stopper… there’s no on screen keyboard, no hold-to-right-mouse-click, and there’s no rotation that I can find. It would be nice also if there were some cool “pen” applications. If I had more […]

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Qt 4.1 rocks!

Published Thursday December 22nd, 2005
3 Comments on Qt 4.1 rocks!
Posted in Qt

The community reactions to the release of 4.1 were quite encouraging. If you followed some of the discussions, e.g. on http://osnews.com/comment.php?news_id=13042 , you have probably noticed that even the most verbal critics are finally running out of arguments. Basically the only complaint that’s left is that Qt – fasten your seat belts – adds introspection […]

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Lars Knoll

printing and WYSIWYG

Published Thursday December 22nd, 2005
4 Comments on printing and WYSIWYG
Posted in KDE, Qt

PDF and Postscript generators With the release of 4.1 Qt has gained the ability to generate PDF natively. We have put special care trying to make sure all features of Arthur are also supported in our PDF generator. This implies that we can do alpha transparency and gradients in the generated PDF. One main issue […]

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KDE, Ease-of-Use, and the Year of the Linux Desktop

Published Wednesday December 21st, 2005
22 Comments on KDE, Ease-of-Use, and the Year of the Linux Desktop
Posted in KDE

The recent discussions on KDE versus other Linux desktops – accidentally started by KDE-user Linus Torvalds – showed an interesting new development in the eternal debate. First of all it didn’t come as a surprise that Linus uses KDE, after all Fritz Elfert made it very clear back in 1996 that KDE stands for “Kernel-Hackers’ […]

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Lorn Potter

arrival

Published Sunday December 11th, 2005
2 Comments on arrival
Posted in Qt, Qtopia

After a long 12 hour flight to L.A, 5 hours in the L.A. airport and a 2.5 hour flight to Denver, we landed. This was no ordinary landing though. Well, the landing was non eventful, but what was notable was the weather. When we left Brisbane, we were outside, swiming… it was summer, with a […]

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KDE QA Summit

Published Sunday December 11th, 2005
Comments Off on KDE QA Summit
Posted in KDE

This weekend, some KDE hackers met at the froglogic headquarters for a QA summit. Topics spanned static code/documentation checking, unit testing, usability and accessibility testing. Side-topics also included automated performance and memory consumption testing. Today, we managed to implement the outlines for a QA system, including a database schema and the XML schema that’ll be […]

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Universal binaries with Qt 4.1.x

Published Wednesday December 7th, 2005
1 Comment on Universal binaries with Qt 4.1.x
Posted in Qt

OK, many people are starting to wonder about Mac OS X universal binaries. The good news is that you can start playing with universal binaries already with the release candidate for Qt 4.1.0. Here’s the steps, assuming you are on a PPC machine. configure Qt with these extra flags: -universal -sdk /path/to/MacOSX10.4u.sdk After which you […]

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Lorn Potter

tablet kde

Published Saturday December 3rd, 2005
5 Comments on tablet kde
Posted in KDE, Qt

As I wait for the arrival of my new lappie – a Fujitsu tablet pc, it got me thinking about KDE for tablet pc’s.. and if there has been any real work on such a beast. I know such things like xtroke, but I wonder if anyone has done integration of the applications. I guess […]

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