While the concept of multithreading may be straightforward, code with threads is responsible for some wicked bugs, which can be nearly impossible to reproduce or track down. This makes writing bullet-proof code using threads a tall order. Let’s look a little deeper into why that is. First, you need better than average knowledge about the […]
KDDockWidgets is an effort by KDAB to provide an advanced docking system for Qt. Throughout the years KDAB has contributed and funded QDockWidget development. Sadly, this wasn’t without pain: each change took many days to implement and an equal amount of time to fix regressions. QDockWidget mixes GUI code with logic/state in a spaghetti manner, […]
KDAB has released a new version of KDSoap. This is version 1.8.0 and comes more than one year since the last release (1.7.0). KDSoap is a tool for creating client applications for web services without the need for any further component such as a dedicated web server. KDSoap lets you interact with applications which have […]
During the last couple of months KDAB engineers have been working on improving CUPS printing support for Linux in Qt. This work has been sponsored by the LiMux project, a big thank you to them for allowing us to spend time improving Qt :). We started in early December with a series of small commits […]
The last blog post in this series described how to use string-views. This post is about how to design one. In particular, it’s about QStringView‘s constructors. They evolved through a rapid succession of changes. These changes either fixed ambiguities between QString and QStringView overloads, or improved performance. And they all have the same solution: std::enable_if, […]
After two months of intensive reviews, discussions, fixes, and stripping down the initial commit, feature by feature, to make it acceptable, I am happy to announce that the first QStringView commits have landed in what will eventually become Qt 5.10. Even the docs are already on-line. This is a good time to briefly recapitulate what […]
David Faure speaks about additional Qt libraries outside Qt Projects.