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Qt Installer Framework 3.0.1 Released

Published Wednesday September 20th, 2017
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We are happy to announce the release of Qt IFW 3.0.1. 3.0.1 is fully compatible with 2.0.5, which means you can update existing online installers with installers built with 3.0.1. Version 3.0.1 includes a lot of bug fixes and also new features. Here is a list some new features, some to mention: Allow to use […]

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Frederik Gladhorn

Testing Applications for Color Blindness

Published Friday September 15th, 2017
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Posted in Accessibility, Community, Dev Loop, KDE | Tags: , , , ,

At the Randa Meeting 2017 Volker and I decided to write a little KWin plugin. Activating this plugin you can simulate various types of color vision deficiencies, either on individual windows or full-screen. The plugin works by running a fragment shader on the respective window/screen. Here is a short video demonstrating what we did: The […]

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Frederik Gladhorn

Accessibility improvements in Randa

Published Thursday September 14th, 2017
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Posted in Accessibility, Dev Loop, Events, KDE | Tags: , , , , ,

Accessibility in KDE and Qt is constantly improving. Sometimes a change of scenery helps focusing and brings up productivity. Mix that with a bunch of great people and good things will start happening. It has been possible to create accessible Qt applications on Linux for a while, but of course not everything will just work […]

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Jake Petroules

Qbs 1.9 released

Published Tuesday September 5th, 2017
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Posted in Announcements, Biz Circuit & Dev Loop, Build system, Releases

Qbs (pronounced “Cubes”) is The Qt Company’s latest build tool, which aims to be the replacement for qmake in the Qt build system. In addition to its use within Qt, for our customers Qbs will also provide faster build times coupled with a rich feature set in order to reduce build engineering complexity and decrease time to […]

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QtLocation 5.9

Published Monday September 4th, 2017
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Posted in Dev Loop, Qt Location

With Qt 5.9, the QtLocation module has received a substantial amount of new features, as briefly summarized in the release post. The goal of this post is to provide additional details about what’s now possible with QtLocation 5.9. Rotating and tilting maps One long-standing limitation of the built-in tile renderer was the inability to draw […]

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