By Matthias Ettrich

Thank you!

Published Thursday November 12th, 2009 | 12 Comments on Thank you!
Posted in KDE, Qt

I just wanted to post a quick thank you to everybody who congratulated me on the German Medal of Merit, I truly appreciated it. To get the facts straight: the Medal of Merit is the lowest class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, unofficially but commonly described as Federal Cross […]

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Qt Creator – first recap

Published Tuesday November 4th, 2008 | Comments Off on Qt Creator – first recap
Posted in KDE, QtCreator, Rants

Putting a new idea, or a preview of a new project, into the open is always risky. You know it’s not ready, you know it has flaws. You see the potential, but you don’t know if others will also see it. You know you must quickly respond to feedback, but if things go very well […]

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Boost signals & slots with Qt

Published Friday June 15th, 2007 | 1 Comment on Boost signals & slots with Qt
Posted in Qt

The problem in brief: Trolltech invented signals & slots, Boost implemented the concept using plain templates, and ironically you couldn’t easily combine both libraries because of a relatively simple name clash. Trolltech used macro keywords and Boost loved our naming so much that they picked the same terms => clash. Off topic, I like that […]

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LALR(1) and Trolltech’s Creative Fridays

Published Friday March 9th, 2007 | 1 Comment on LALR(1) and Trolltech’s Creative Fridays
Posted in Compilers, Labs, News, QLALR, Qt

If you followed, you’ve seen a new addition: QLALR. It’s a LALR(1) parser generator, created by Roberto Raggi of Qt Designer and KDevelop fame. Originally developed as Creative Friday project, it quickly got used in various projects within Trolltech. One example is the new script engine – no surprise, Roberto also had his fingers […]

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Linux Tag 2007 – we’ll be there

Published Wednesday March 7th, 2007 | Comments Off on Linux Tag 2007 – we’ll be there
Posted in Qt, Qt Jambi, Qtopia

In case you are still undecided whether or not you should visit the Linux Tag 2007, from May 30 to June 2, 2007 we’ll have a small booth there, too. It will be staffed by Trolltech engineers from Berlin and Munich. To me that’s good news. LinuxTag was always the best Linux show out there, […]

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New classes: QXmlStreamReader and QXmlStreamWriter

Published Wednesday February 28th, 2007 | 6 Comments on New classes: QXmlStreamReader and QXmlStreamWriter
Posted in Qt

Snapshot users have seen them already: with QXmlStreamReader and QXmlStreamWriter, Qt 4.3 will feature two new classes for reading and writing XML. QXmlStreamReader is a faster and more convenient replacement for Qt’s own SAX parser, and in some cases also for applications that would previously use a DOM tree. The basic concept of a stream […]

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Trolltech’s Berlin Office

Published Wednesday April 19th, 2006 | 14 Comments on Trolltech’s Berlin Office
Posted in Qt

So, we are making some progress with our expansion into Germany. Here are some pictures of the office building we currently favor. It’s a rather old building from the former Academy of Sciences of the GDR, but beautifully renewed. Nice address, too: Albert-Einstein-Strasse, Berlin. The guy on the right hand side, standing smiling in the […]

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Qt 4.1 rocks!

Published Thursday December 22nd, 2005 | 3 Comments on Qt 4.1 rocks!
Posted in Qt

The community reactions to the release of 4.1 were quite encouraging. If you followed some of the discussions, e.g. on , you have probably noticed that even the most verbal critics are finally running out of arguments. Basically the only complaint that’s left is that Qt – fasten your seat belts – adds introspection […]

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KDE, Ease-of-Use, and the Year of the Linux Desktop

Published Wednesday December 21st, 2005 | 22 Comments on KDE, Ease-of-Use, and the Year of the Linux Desktop
Posted in KDE

The recent discussions on KDE versus other Linux desktops – accidentally started by KDE-user Linus Torvalds – showed an interesting new development in the eternal debate. First of all it didn’t come as a surprise that Linus uses KDE, after all Fritz Elfert made it very clear back in 1996 that KDE stands for “Kernel-Hackers’ […]

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