MAY
21
2006

Another update for mx610hack

If you don't care about Logitech MX610 mouse support, you can safely stop reading now...

I released an update to the mx610hack code about two months ago, but forgot to blog about it. I did announce it on the lomoco-dev mailing list, but there doesn't appear to be an archive. So you get it again.

APR
23
2006

Unit testing tutorial gets another step

I've just added another section to an example-based tutorial I've been working on. The tutorial aims to describe what you need to know to be able to write unit tests for Qt and KDE, using the QTestLib test framework.

APR
7
2006

QCA2 beta2 release

Justin Karneges has released "beta2" of the Qt Cryptographic Architecture.

You can get the tarballs from http://delta.affinix.com/download/qca/2.0/beta2/ - grab all three tarballs. You can also grab it from KDE's subversion archive.

MAR
24
2006

Power Qt

The Canberra LUG and the Department of Computer Science at the Australian National University (in particular, Bob and Steve) have done some very nice work with a couple of Power5 boxes that IBM has loaned out.

MAR
7
2006

Logitech MX610 support?

I've been doing a bit of work on a Linux HID project, for a Point Of Sale scanner. I took a little bit of time out to look at the Logitech MX610 mouse (e.g. http://www.logitech.com./index.cfm/products/details/AU/EN,CRID=2135,CONTENTID=10917) again. Its looking promising.

FEB
24
2006

I deny all knowledge of glib!

I need to point out that I am the victim of identity theft (or another clee mistake, take your pick). I didn't work on Qt and glib. I think that may have been a Trolltech employee - perhaps Brad Hughes.

NOV
13
2005

Were-rabbits and unit tests

Apparently there was a kangaroo in our back yard this morning. Given that just after that we saw a (probably domestic) rabbit, I wonder it it might have been a Were-Rabbit, rather than a 'roo.

In other news, I've been working on some documentation on writing unit tests. If you are interested, there is an initial checkin at http://developer.kde.org/documentation/tutorials/writingunittests/writingunittests.html for your reviewing pleasure. Please don't edit the HTML though - only the SGML/Docbook source.

OCT
15
2005

KDE buildbot preview now available

As Adriaan de Groot alluded to in one of his recent blogs, I've been working on a automatic builder for KDE. With much thanks to ade for hosting this, and for assistance in getting it set up, I can now tell you that the builder is up and running on http://www.englishbreakfastnetwork.org:8010 [Yep, kdelibs is broken right now]

SEP
11
2005

Qt Crypto Architecture for KDE4?

One of the things I'd hoped to do at aKademy was to get some discussion going about using QCA in Qt4. Unfortunately I had a cold, and spent much too much time sleeping and feeling unmotivated instead. So I thought I'd try to kick off some discussion about it now. I'm also going to post this to kde-core-devel, and that is where the discussion should take place.

JUN
19
2005

Progress on an Arthur backend for Poppler

I've had to travel for work, and during a particularly long flight[1], I managed to get stuck into a Qt4 renderer backend for Poppler[2].

I think I'm about a quarter of the way into it - my Arthur[4] backend can render some pretty complex PDF files[8], but the text/font handling is terminally broken, and I'm having good success with some images, but not with others. There are also some things (like patterned/tiled fill) that none of the backends currently appear to do completely, so I'm not sure how important they are. Certainly the next big step is to get the font selection and character positioning sorted out, so typical PDFs will run.

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