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batteries, devices and half & half

Published Saturday October 15th, 2005 | Comments Off on batteries, devices and half & half
Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

First thing I am going to do when I get into L.A is have a cuppa java with half & half! Not milk. Not cream. Half & half! Australia, it seems has not discovered how much better half & half tastes in coffee than milk. The last two years I have taken up putting real […]

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Plastique Surgery

Published Thursday October 13th, 2005 | 4 Comments on Plastique Surgery
Posted in KDE, Qt

Responding to Florian’s blog from some days back about some missing features in Plastique, thing’s aren’t all that bad anymore. The menu styling is now more complete, and we are still working to make it better. There are some challenges for the Plastique style in the months to come, but I’ll come back to that […]

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Published Tuesday September 27th, 2005 | 1 Comment on secrets
Posted in Qt, Qtopia

Yes, even Qt Embedded has it’s undocumented secrets. While digging through my memory, I remembered that I had once found something secret deep in the dark crevasses of Qt Embedded 2’s sources. Well, as secret as open source can get, anyway. I have modified Opie to show this off. It took a whoppin’ two lines […]

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A Like Minded Blog

Published Tuesday September 27th, 2005 | Comments Off on A Like Minded Blog
Posted in KDE, Qt

Matt Smith is running A Qt Blog of hand-aggregated Qt and KDE news links with synopses.

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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 | Comments Off on Sleep deprivation
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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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