Qt provides both a Wayland platform to run Qt applications as Wayland clients in a Wayland compositor and a library to build that, but only on Linux. The WSL subsystem makes that possible on Windows.
Some time ago, I wrote about how to build C++ projects with ASAN on Windows. Now, if you happen to deal with Qt projects you may want to take this one step further and sanitize Qt itself. Why bother with a sanitized Qt build? Let’s have a closer look on why having a sanitized Qt […]
Memory bugs are tricky. Leaks have a clear impact on performance, and quickly become hard to spot when heap allocated objects move too much. Memory access bugs, on the other hand, make your program crash right away, if you’re lucky. In less desirable cases, they may end up corrupting random objects on the heap, and […]
In the last days, I was once again trying to convince fellow programmers that there’s no such thing as a “benign” data race. This is a recurring theme, in particular fueled by the docs of MSVC and Intel x86, which basically seem to say “you don’t need atomics here”. I perused the excellent papers Benign […]
Microsoft Windows has a long history of embedded operating systems going back to 1996, branded as Windows Embedded Compact, Windows Embedded CE, Windows CE, Windows Compact, Windows Phone, Windows Runtime, and an assortment of others. One of these fine platforms might even form the basis of your embedded product. Trouble is, with the shiny new […]