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Tale of an artist

Published Friday January 11th, 2008 | 12 Comments on Tale of an artist
Posted in Styles

“You look at your stylesheet in awe, amazed at your own artistic power. You have just styled your widget to perfection, and it is so beautiful one could cry. Now, just to finish off with that one-pixel adjustment to the left, and…. what!? Why does it suddenly look different?” I am sure many of you […]

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Official Qt 4.3 book expected in February 2008

Published Thursday January 10th, 2008 | 5 Comments on Official Qt 4.3 book expected in February 2008
Posted in Uncategorized

I am pleased to announce that Mark and I have now sent the final manuscript of C++ GUI Programming with Qt 4, Second Edition (ISBN 0132354160) to the publisher. This extended and revised second edition has been thoroughly updated to take advantage of features introduced in Qt versions 4.2 and 4.3, including QGraphicsView and QDialogButtonBox, […]

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Accurate update regions for thin QGraphicsItems

Published Tuesday January 8th, 2008 | 10 Comments on Accurate update regions for thin QGraphicsItems
Posted in Graphics View, KDE, Labs, Painting, Qt

We’ve gotten reports about how Graphics View’s performance drops in one special (yet quite common) case. It’s the case when the item is fairly thin, flat, non-square, or simply sparse, where QGraphicsItem’s bounding rect generates something close to worst-case updates that cause repaints of areas that really haven’t changed. A very helpful customer showed me […]

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PDF pagesizes

Published Friday January 4th, 2008 | 5 Comments on PDF pagesizes
Posted in KDE, Painting, Qt

You have to admit it; you started reading this blog and fully expected a new years greeting. But HAH; I won’t do that in a blog. Find me in real life and I’ll add a hug or handshake to match. You know you want one! Ok, with that out of the way, I want to […]

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Spotlight on Little Things

Published Friday December 28th, 2007 | 18 Comments on Spotlight on Little Things
Posted in News, Qt

In Norway (and I guess around the rest of the world) now is the time between Christmas and New Year’s. The Norwegians call the time romjul. Rom in Norwegian typically means rum, the distilled beverage. However, rom can also mean “room” or “space” and that’s what it means in this context, the time between Christmas […]

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