Speaking - live!
Speaking - live!
I just saw that Prashanth Udupa has published a guide to writing QtCreator plug-ins - nice!
NeHe on OpenGL
I just saw that Wesley has started to port the NeHe OpenGL tutorial to Qt post 1, post 2 and post 3. Great work! I did that back in the Qt 3 days - so perhaps this can be of interest: NeHe chapters 1-12.
As for the Independent Qt Tutorial. It was a while since I updated, and it only applies to Qt 3. Way back we started to move digitalfanatics.org to a wiki format (yes, it is damn ugly), but the tutorial hasn't been moved yet - thus the lack of incorporated updates.
Dear lazy web, does anyone know what SMART the attribute with ID 150 for the Samsung HD735LJ indicates? My tool says:
I've followed Formula 1 for more than ten years. I guess that the combination of engineering, danger, speed and serious noise got me hooked. Anyway, today BMW announced that they will leave the sport at the end of this season, and for me as a BMW fan, that is bad news.
Cloud or Qt?
I just read about the Google Chrome OS - sounds nice. I wonder if it will be a simple view onto the cloud, or if it is time for a new Qt port :-)
For all of you out there who wonder why Qt for Embedded Linux is nice - here is a tutorial on QVFb. I'd say, apart from the API and the general quality, that tool really makes the difference.
The LearnQt site has been up for a couple of months now. There is a lot of writing in the pipeline, I just have to do some polishing (the famous 80/20 rule seems to apply). I've been meaning to extend the site to reflect my interests. Right now, it contains the generic Qt tutorial, but I've added a category called Embedded Linux with articles on using Qt in embedded Linux (you guessed it from the category name, didn't you :-P).
Also, there seems to be something odd with my WordPress template for the site. When looking at one individual article, instead of the main page or a Category listing, list bullets and block quotes break down. If there is any css wizard out there willing to help, I'd be more than happy. Do mail me at e8johan, gmail.
As China blocks, let's remember.
Democracy is not chaos, it is wealth. Wealth to the soul as well as to the body and society. Churchill put it nicely into words: "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."
For all of us enjoying the luxury of being able to speak, organize, move and express ourselves freely, I have a small poem (cannot find the name of the author, comment if you know it).
In Germany they came first for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me,
and by that time no one was left to speak up.
Work - a Qt platform
I'm feeling like a lucky guy - getting to work with Qt on a day-to-day basis. A couple of days back, BitSim, my employer announced a Qt-based embedded hardware platform. Highlights are PXA270, a Spartan FPGA and a radio module. Right now I'm waiting for our demo pair to arrive, so that I can create some sort of demo utilizing the two units and the radio.
Well, now I'm off to work again. Shell scripting this time...
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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