Qt, not QT

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Qt, the application framework from Qt Software is written as Qt (capital Q). It is not written as QT (capital Q, capital T). QT can refer to a lot of other things, e.g. Apple QuickTime. The official pronunciation of Qt is "cute". It is not pronounced as "cue tea".

Qt::CheatTransform

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Qt::CheatTransform was supposed to be a joke in Qt Developer Days graphics talk (though some people took it seriously). It still resembles the idea of blazing-fast by cheating whenever you can. Basically this is about creating a thumbnail preview of a large image in an optimized way. Downscaling an image is usually done using QImage::scaled()… Read more »

wisdom of the week

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Klug zu reden ist doch schwer, klug zu schweigen noch viel mehr. English: To talk cleverly is difficult, to hold the tongue cleverly is even more.

secrets, a sign, a reason

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Let us start with a comparison (longer is better): If you see the my latest graphics example: 50% scaling of (A)RGB32 image, you will find a 10x faster way (compared to QImage::scaled() function) to downscale an image to the half its original size, of course with (approximately) the same visual quality as when you use… Read more »

enlightment of the week

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You would know someone better, not from the way he treats his friends, but rather the way he deals with his enemies.