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Qbs 1.8 released

Published Monday May 29th, 2017 | 46 Comments on Qbs 1.8 released
Posted in Announcements, Biz Circuit & Dev Loop, Build system, Releases

Qbs (pronounced “Cubes”) is The Qt Company’s latest build tool, which is planned to be the replacement for qmake in the Qt 6 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 […]

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Kari Oikarinen

Device detection in Qt for Device Creation 5.9

Published Thursday May 25th, 2017 | 2 Comments on Device detection in Qt for Device Creation 5.9
Posted in Dev Loop, Embedded

Qt for Device Creation provides ready disk images for a variety of devices. When you flash it to a device, start enterprise Qt Creator and plug the device in via USB, it will be detected automatically. You are ready to run, debug and profile your applications right on the device. From a user’s point of […]

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Sean Harmer, KDAB [Qt Service Partner]

What’s new in Qt 3D with Qt 5.9?

Published Wednesday May 24th, 2017 | 7 Comments on What’s new in Qt 3D with Qt 5.9?
Posted in Biz Circuit & Dev Loop, Declarative UI, Design, Embedded, Graphics, Guest Blog, Qt 3D, Uncategorized

I am pleased to announce that there are lots of new goodies coming along with Qt 3D as part of the Qt 5.9.0 release as well as the usual round of bug fixes. Engineers from KDAB and The Qt Company have been hard at work over the last months (and will be for some time […]

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QtLocation: using offline map tiles with the OpenStreetMap plugin

Published Wednesday May 24th, 2017 | 7 Comments on QtLocation: using offline map tiles with the OpenStreetMap plugin
Posted in Dev Loop, Qt Location

The OpenStreetMap plugin in QtLocation 5.8 has received a new Plugin Parameter, osm.mapping.offline.directory, to specify a indexable location from which to source offline tiles. Since this new feature seems to have generated some confusion, here is an attempt to clarify how it works. Until now, when a tile became visible on the map, the QtLocation engine […]

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Thomas Hartmann

Qt Quick Designer in Qt Creator 4.3

Published Wednesday May 24th, 2017 | 1 Comment on Qt Quick Designer in Qt Creator 4.3
Posted in Declarative UI, Qt Quick, Qt Quick 2, Qt Quick 2.0, Qt Quick Controls, QtCreator, Styles | Tags: , , ,

For Qt Creator 4.3 we added many new features to the Qt Quick Designer. Integrated text editor The most obvious addition is an integrated text editor in the Design mode that also allows editing the QML code side by side with the form editor as a preview. Besides being able to edit QML code while […]

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Tuukka Turunen

Functional Safety with the Qt Safe Renderer

Published Monday May 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Functional Safety with the Qt Safe Renderer
Posted in Automotive, Biz Circuit & Dev Loop, Embedded, Graphics, RTOS

I am pleased to announce a new approach for inclusion of functional safety critical user interface elements in Qt based systems. The new Qt Safe Renderer makes it easy to create safety critical systems that also have a rich graphical user interface. Industries such as automotive, medical and industrial automation, where Qt is the leading UI framework, can […]

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Carl Engh

Built with Qt: Episode I – Feeding Automation

Published Friday May 19th, 2017 | Comments Off on Built with Qt: Episode I – Feeding Automation
Posted in Automation, Biz Circuit, Customers

We create #BuiltwithQt cases so that people who are new to Qt can get an idea of what Qt is used for and for people who already know Qt to see what is possible. In the past 12 months, we have created a lot of videos — not only customer cases, but talks and demos […]

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Tuukka Turunen

INTEGRITY RTOS Support in Qt 5.9 LTS

Published Wednesday May 17th, 2017 | 4 Comments on INTEGRITY RTOS Support in Qt 5.9 LTS
Posted in Dev Loop, Qt, RTOS

I am pleased to confirm that Qt 5.9 LTS officially supports the INTEGRITY Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) from Green Hills Software. INTEGRITY was initially supported with Qt 4.8 and will again be supported from Qt 5.9 onwards. The interest in running Qt on INTEGRITY has been customer driven, primarily from Automotive for use in safety certified Instrument Clusters, […]

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Frederik Gladhorn

Fixing a flaky test – how hard can it be?

Published Friday May 12th, 2017 | 2 Comments on Fixing a flaky test – how hard can it be?
Posted in C++, Debugging, Dev Loop, Qt, Random, Test | Tags: , , , , ,

Flaky tests are a pain point for any reasonable continuous integration system. And by flaky I refer to tests that sometimes pass and sometimes fail. Lately I’ve been bothered by a lack of data and metrics when it comes to discussions around the topic of flaky tests (it pops up regularly on the Qt development […]

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