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Noises from the crypt… (Widgets on Graphics View update)

Published Tuesday October 30th, 2007 | 13 Comments on Noises from the crypt… (Widgets on Graphics View update)
Posted in Graphics View, KDE, Labs, Qt

Feature freeze for 4.4 is closing in. The offices in the dev department are awfully quiet. A bit… too quiet. The snippety-snapping sound of brilliant minds tapping in code, merging changes, polishing APIs, writing tests, reviewing patches. An incredible atmosphere, you would have to just be there to sense it. This is the period of […]

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Maurice Kalinowski

Qt/WinCE United

Published Friday October 26th, 2007 | Comments Off on Qt/WinCE United
Posted in Qt

As most of you know Espen went back to Oslo a few months ago after he helped out setting up the Berlin office. Since then, the Qt/WinCE project has been split up between Oslo and Berlin, which caused no problem at all due to modern communication ways like voice-over-ip, video-conferencing, Email, IRC and (place-your-favorite-protocol-here). But […]

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Integrating Compiler Messages

Published Tuesday October 23rd, 2007 | Comments Off on Integrating Compiler Messages
Posted in Aggregated, Patternist, Qt

Attention to details is ok, but compiler messages has historically not received it. Here’s an example of GCC’s output: qt/src/xml/query/expr/qcastingplatform.cpp: In member function ‘bool CastingPlatform::prepareCasting(): qt/src/xml/query/expr/qcastas.cpp:117: instantiated from here qt/src/xml/query/expr/qcastingplatform.cpp:85: error: no matching function for call to ‘locateCaster(int)’ qt/src/xml/query/expr/qcastingplatform.cpp:93: note: candidates are: locateCaster(const bool&) Typically compiler messages have been subject to crude printf approaches and […]

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DevDays 2007 (Münich): Is that a chopper in your pants or are you just glad to see me?

Published Friday October 19th, 2007 | 3 Comments on DevDays 2007 (Münich): Is that a chopper in your pants or are you just glad to see me?
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So the second and final installment of DevDays2007, namely DevDays 2007 II: Münich – Revenge of the Ratskeller is over. We all had a great time, and it was packed with over 500 attendees which made all of TT very happy. Here you see some of them during a lunch break: I’m happy with all […]

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Eskil Abrahamsen Blomfeldt

A Bridge Over Troubled Water

Published Thursday October 18th, 2007 | Comments Off on A Bridge Over Troubled Water
Posted in KDE, Qt, Qt Jambi

For a while now, I’ve been spending my non-bug-fixing time on the Qt Jambi AWT Bridge, an integration layer which will make it possible for you to place your favorite AWT and Swing component hierarchies inside your Qt windows and the other way around. This should hopefully prove to be at least a very convenient […]

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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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