By Frederik Gladhorn
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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Frederik Gladhorn

Qt Speech (Text to Speech) is here

Published Friday January 20th, 2017 | 14 Comments on Qt Speech (Text to Speech) is here
Posted in Accessibility, Dev Loop, News, Qt, Releases | Tags:

I’m happy that with Qt 5.8.0 we’ll have Qt Speech added as a new tech preview module. It took a while to get it in shape since the poor thing sometimes did not get the attention it deserved. We had trouble with some Android builds before that backend received proper care. Luckily there’s always the […]

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Frederik Gladhorn

Coin – Continuous Integration for Qt

Published Monday August 8th, 2016 | 6 Comments on Coin – Continuous Integration for Qt
Posted in Background, integration, Qt, Releases | Tags: , , , , , ,

Testing is important for every software product, and Qt is no different. It is quite intriguing how much work goes into testing to ensure that a Qt release is the very best. Although I’m not directly involved with getting the release into your hand, I’ve lately learned a lot about the infrastructure (Continuous Integration or COIN) used by […]

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Frederik Gladhorn

Qt Weekly #14 Testing Accessibility on OS X

Published Friday June 20th, 2014 | Comments Off on Qt Weekly #14 Testing Accessibility on OS X
Posted in Accessibility, macOS | Tags: , ,

When talking about accessibility, the question of how blind people interact with computers often comes up. This article will explain the basics and take OS X as an example to let you test an application. There are many tools to help people with low vision, for example magnifiers. Here it helps a lot when applications […]

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Frederik Gladhorn

Accessibility in Qt 5.3

Published Wednesday May 14th, 2014 | 3 Comments on Accessibility in Qt 5.3
Posted in Accessibility, Android, desktop, iOS, Qt

The Qt community is welcoming and inclusive. With Qt we aim to enable everyone, no matter their background, to access and use the technology. From building applications with Qt, to being a user, we want to support everyone. Universal design and accessibility are important to us as a project and for Qt as product. In […]

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