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End of 1st half of the Road Show

Published Friday April 7th, 2006 | Comments Off on End of 1st half of the Road Show
Posted in KDE, Qt, Uncategorized

Sitting in my hotel room now, 03:53 in Boston. Today, Friday 7th, is the last day of the first half of the Qt Developer Road Show. Can’t seem to sleep! Maybe it’s yesterday’s beers, or maybe I’m nervous for today’s talk. I don’t know ;-). Anyway. We started off in Chicago as mentioned before, then […]

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Qt Developer Road Show starting soon

Published Saturday March 25th, 2006 | Comments Off on Qt Developer Road Show starting soon
Posted in Qt, Uncategorized

It’s a beautiful saturday here in Røyken / Norway. About -5C, blue skies, and snow all over the place. Wear sunglassses! Feeling good; some week-old bruise around my spinal tap from snowboarding last week-end is still annoying me a little, but that’s just part of the charm ;-). Tomorrow I’ll be on a plane across […]

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Starting interactive processes with QProcess

Published Thursday March 16th, 2006 | 3 Comments on Starting interactive processes with QProcess
Posted in KDE, Qt

I’ve been playing with QProcess quite a bit lately, which is a wonderful class. However, I noticed that I cannot start an interactive process with it (i.e. a process that gets stdin from the terminal). This is because QProcess redirects stdin for all processes it starts back to the parent process, so that the programmer […]

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Lorn Potter

Qt 4’s plugins

Published Tuesday March 14th, 2006 | Comments Off on Qt 4’s plugins
Posted in Qt, Qtopia

One of the coolest things about Qt Embedded 4, Qtopia Core 4, is that it has support for keyboard, mouse and screen plugins. Which means easier implementation and deployment of embedded applications across different devices. Mousedriver is usually the touchscreen, and screendriver can be an accelerated framebuffer. Not only that, but Trolltech seperated some of […]

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scons’ing kdelibs

Published Sunday February 26th, 2006 | 1 Comment on scons’ing kdelibs
Posted in KDE

The more I play with scons/bksys, the more I like it. I just submitted the last few patches to get kdelibs/main compiling on my machine. My current challenge is to get the bootstrapped applications to use the freshly built libs instead of the already installed ones.

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Qt and Glib

Published Friday February 24th, 2006 | 15 Comments on Qt and Glib
Posted in KDE, Qt

Note: This is my first blog posting ever, so please bear with me. 😉 There has been quite some talk recently at Trolltech about how well Qt “fits” together with other software components on the X11 desktop. We do a fairly good job of it already by providing the QAbstractEventDispatcher API in Qt 4. This […]

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Lorn Potter

there goes summer…

Published Thursday February 16th, 2006 | 3 Comments on there goes summer…
Posted in KDE, Qt, Qtopia

nights are getting cooler here.. got down to a chilly 20C last night! whoa! better start getting out the sheet for the bed! Its funny here, ‘officially’ autumn starts March 1st, and when I explain to people that no, autumn _really_ doesn’t start until the equinox (march 21), people tend to go on about how […]

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Distributing Qt-based binaries on Linux

Published Friday February 10th, 2006 | 1 Comment on Distributing Qt-based binaries on Linux
Posted in KDE, Qt

Yesterday, I did an in-house distribution of a LSB compliant Qt binary. It worked on all the LSB 3.0 compliant systems we have here, and with some smaller “workarounds” (aka hacks), also on LSB 2.0 systems. Building an LSB-complying Qt app is easy. Grab the lsb build environment from (you need the latest lsb-build-*.rpm) […]

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