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Centralized v.s. Decentralized Version Control

Published Wednesday February 14th, 2007 | 4 Comments on Centralized v.s. Decentralized Version Control
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There are a few tools used in any software project. The most obvious ones are an interpreter or compiler, and text editors. Version control systems are also a part of any reasonably managed project, and recently distributed version control systems such as git have become available. This have made some activies easier, such as: Offline […]

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Core dump

Published Friday February 9th, 2007 | Comments Off on Core dump
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Today I’m joining the rapid fire blogging squad. Roberto is moving back to Italy and last Wednesday was his last day at the office. Roberto is one of my best friends at Trolltech so I was incredibly bummed out by his departure. The office won’t be the same place without him. Plus who will help […]

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New Qt File Dialog

Published Monday February 5th, 2007 | 13 Comments on New Qt File Dialog
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I have been working on a new file dialog for Qt recently and would like to get feedback. A few fun highlights and screenshots taken from Linux for you to enjoy: File Open: On Windows and OS X we now pull the system icons and on Linux we get it from the current icon theme. […]

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Fun with Git

Published Tuesday January 30th, 2007 | 1 Comment on Fun with Git
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Just for the fun of it I wrote a 132 LOC python script that takes the output of a perforce client and produces input for git-fast-import. I just wanted to see how git would perform on a big repository like Qt’s. Git is a decentralized revision control system (check out the Wikipedia page for more […]

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Write a Greenphone app without a Greenphone

Published Tuesday January 30th, 2007 | 7 Comments on Write a Greenphone app without a Greenphone
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Yes, you too can write an application for the Greenphone without actually owning one! (and join the qtcentre.org developer contest) It’s easy! How? Grab the Greenphone SDK. Once you have it running: source devel-x86.sh This sets up the compiler environment for natively compiling, which you do to initially develop you application. You can run your […]

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Qt/MSYS

Published Tuesday January 30th, 2007 | 9 Comments on Qt/MSYS
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Whew, finally! Users of Qt/MinGW have been restricted to compiling and using Qt with the Windows shell cmd.exe. Compilation of Qt would fail even with the presence of the MSYS shell sh.exe in the PATH. This caveat, has over the years, resulted in very many user complaints including this, this, this, this, this and not […]

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Generating SVG’s with Qt

Published Friday January 26th, 2007 | Comments Off on Generating SVG’s with Qt
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I’ve been working on a lot of things at once over the last week but I just remembered that I never mentioned something that I should have. In the beginning of the Qt 4.3 development phase I added a class called QSvgGenerator to QtSvg. QSvgGenerator is a paint device, meaning you can open QPainter on […]

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