I noticed that the video and slides for my Qt Dev Days 2011 talk in Munich are now online. Here’s the video and here are the slides.
I couldn’t attend the event in San Francisco because I had to attend to some personal matters. Johannes and Donald covered for me there on very short notice (thanks […]
I am just about to catch my flight to Munich to attend Qt Developer Days 2011 where I will be giving a talk on Qt Quick Best Practices. I have been working with QML exclusively for over a year now and this talk is in essence a summary of all the things I have learnt […]
If you have worked with QtSql, you might have hit the dreaded “Parameter count mismatch” for your perfectly valid SQL query. The problem is excruciatingly hard to debug because the query itself works perfectly fine with the sqlite3 tool.
Here’s the solution: Compile Qt with -system-sqlite.
The problem: Qt uses it’s own sqlite3 headers under src/3rdparty by […]
Ever heard of WebKit2 and wondering what it means from a Qt perspective? Here’s an attempt to explain QtWebKit and QtWebKit2 in simple terms. I make no attempt to be completely technically correct, it’s meant to be able to explain terminology to the WebKit uninitiated.
In WebKit lingo, “WebCore” is the thing that takes of parsing/layouting/rendering […]
At the Qt Contributors Summit, Johannes‘ showed me his Qt/Caca Lighthouse plugin. Caca is a graphics library to output text instead of pixels. So this plugin lets you run Qt programs on the console
His code needed some love, so I forked it and cleaned it up. Caca does not provide a event fd […]
Disclaimer: I am an ex-troll and my company does a lot of Qt business with Nokia
I have been reading the largely negative comments in the blogs by Aron and Daniel about the future of Qt. Sigh, the anonymous internet has made it all too simple for people to post abusive comments and suggest conspiracy theories.
To my knowledge, there are 3 Qt based JSON parsers out there – QJson, JsonQt and this. QJson uses bison for parsing and JsonQt is hand-written. I have used QJson before and it works perfectly fine.
If you are like me, you will sense an opportunity here to write a qlalr based parser […]
I have been working on getting Flash working well in Qt/Webkit on the N900. The hard work is done, you can find all patches here.
1. XEmbed support for the Flash on the N900 does not work very well. So, we just force windowless mode on all Flash.
2. Transparent flash is not supported and behaves the […]
Maemo5 PR1.2 for the N900 was released a couple of weeks back. You can see the features and bug list here – the most interesting for me being Qt 4.6.2 is now shipped as part of Maemo and Skype supports video calls and multiuser chat.
There are many tutorials on how to install but they drop […]
I managed to get my hands on the N900 after a long long wait. But the path to getting the device was long and tragic. Here’s the story.
Back at foss.in (Dec 1st week 2009), I heard of a contest held by the Nokia maemo-bangalore team. The sexy 3d pic on the blog got me all […]