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Lorn Potter

a sunny day in brisbane

Published Tuesday November 22nd, 2005
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Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

Life in Brissie is great! World class ocean beaches nearby, relatively warm temperatures all year long (never freezes, anyway), friendly people where no shoes are the norm… BBQ’s all year long!! Not to mention I work for a great company that has a wonderful office environment that includes free lunches, excersize equipment, flexible work hours […]

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Pens, brushes, colors, and … brushes.

Published Tuesday November 15th, 2005
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Posted in KDE, Qt

QPalette is a wonderful class, but it’s easy to get confused when trying to deal with it “properly”, that is, always draw the correct shape with the right look based on the current palette. Issues emerge quickly for style authors (or widget authors that pick colors from the palette). It starts with painter brushes and […]

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LinuxWorld 2005 Frankfurt

Published Tuesday November 15th, 2005
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Posted in Qt

Made it to LinuxWorld in Frankfurt. The trade show is pretty busy, our booth is constantly well visited. We have a nice 42″ plasma screen where we’re demoing Qt and the Qt painting demos. The SVG vector drawing looks just great on such a screen. Every day, we’re giving out an Archos device, just watch […]

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Lorn Potter

a challenge…

Published Thursday November 10th, 2005
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Posted in KDE, Qt

I challenge anyone to come up with cold, hard facts and numbers about kde vs gnome / qt vs. gtk+ memory usage and performance. Please, _someone_ do some real analysis on this. I need facts, not conjucture! Enough of the FUD!

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Lorn Potter

Kdevelop & Qtopia/Opie

Published Sunday November 6th, 2005
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Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

Before I left Munich, I had a short chat with Roberto about Qtopia, editors and kdevelop. It got me thinking that indeed, kdevelop’s Qtopia and Opie integration needs to be better (i.e. updated). At least for application and plugin templates. I did some initial work with a Qtopia application template some time ago, but because […]

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Lorn Potter

Munich Dev Days

Published Wednesday November 2nd, 2005
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Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

Finally made it to Munich, and seem to have run into standard non-Australian autumn weather – cold and foggy. Oh well, such is life. I guess I cant get too used to sunshine and warm spring time weather in early November. ahhhh.. the joys of southern hemisphere living. Today is presentation day here at Trolltech’s […]

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Lorn Potter

uggg

Published Wednesday October 26th, 2005
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Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

One of the troubles of world travel is coming in contact with new virus and such, especially those that cause sinusitis. So I decided to stay home today. This is the first real illness I have had for quite a few years, so I am actually overdue. With the internet, I can do some of […]

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