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XML comes to Core

Published Monday October 15th, 2007 | 2 Comments on XML comes to Core
Posted in KDE, Qt

For a while now we’ve been plagued with a side-effect of the module separation in Qt 4: some of the goodies are “downstream” from the module we’re developing code on. This is the case for XML: it’s been in its own module (QtXml) and we have been left with no good XML parsing class in […]

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File Mapping

Published Monday October 15th, 2007 | 7 Comments on File Mapping
Posted in Qt

Traditionally when you wanted to map a file into memory on Unix this was done using mmap and on Windows with CreateFileMapping. Continuing the tradition of simple, consistent API’s, in 4.4 QFile will have two new functions: map() and unmap() that provide the ability to map files into memory. An quick example: QFile file(“foo”); file.open(QFile::ReadOnly); […]

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Simon Hausmann

Qt 4.4’s Complex Text Handling based on Harfbuzz

Published Thursday October 11th, 2007 | 4 Comments on Qt 4.4’s Complex Text Handling based on Harfbuzz
Posted in Qt

A while ago I blogged about the ongoing work to add support for complex text shaping to the Harfbuzz library. After we have ported Qt’s text shapers down to the Harfbuzz library level we worked on making Qt use them through the new interface. Now we have finally completed the porting for all supported platforms […]

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Tabs goodness in Qt

Published Thursday October 11th, 2007 | 2 Comments on Tabs goodness in Qt
Posted in KDE, Qt

The Qt Scribe framework is a quite advanced typographical framework that even a typesetting capable app like KWord has chosen as its main text layout engine. As you may know, I have been replacing the KWord text engine with the Qt scribe one for the upcoming KOffice2 release. Even before I joined Trolltech, I have […]

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Developer Daze(tm) presents: A Closer Look at QLALR

Published Monday October 8th, 2007 | 4 Comments on Developer Daze(tm) presents: A Closer Look at QLALR
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As Andreas already pointed out, we got lots of great feedback and suggestions from customers at Developers Days; thanks to everyone who participated and chatted with us. One question I got was “So, how do I use this QLALR thing?” As you might know, QLALR is a parser generator hosted on Trolltech Labs; just download […]

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DevDays 2007 (Redwood): There really was a steak house!

Published Monday October 8th, 2007 | 3 Comments on DevDays 2007 (Redwood): There really was a steak house!
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DevDays 2007 in Redwood City is just over and I think I can say with confidence: it was a great success. We released the Qt/WinCE Technology Preview among other things, and the talks, keynotes and BOFs all got good feedback from the conference participants. There were around 180-200 participants in total and they were such […]

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