(q)palette viewer

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Qt documentation mentions QPalette as the class that contains color groups, Active, Inactive, and Disabled, for each widget state. Knowing the color for many different color roles is important. For example, a style author might want to tweak the colors of each buttons depending on QPalette::Button, QPalette::ButtonText, QPalette::Highlight and likely play with the shades and… Read more »

web browser and touch device: problem with links

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Time for X2 premier, like I promised before. Like what every interface designer would tell you, you can’t just reuse desktop user interface to your mobile version of the application and pray that the application will be useable. Here is an example. In a web browser designed for a mobile device armed with a touchscreen,… Read more »

introducing X2

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I know the number of Qt experts out there is growing (like crazy). Still, I believe we should do more to help people master this great framework. I am aware that I might bore you with few Qt code examples I did last year or even the year before, but somehow I feel that I… Read more »

distcc, VirtualBox, NAT

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The following scenario is quite typical. Your family member, spouse, or coworker has this fantastic, powerful, brand-new multicore machine which, for some reasons, has to run Windows or Mac OS X. On the other hand, you probably have some el-cheapo laptop which is also wonderful but it lacks the processing power to do heavy-duty build… Read more »

new laptop, free yourself!

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The other day, I couldn’t resist buying the el-cheapo Athlon 1.6 GHz-powered Acer Aspire 5532 in BestBuy for $330. With its 15.6 inch screen, seems that it is quite a nice bargain. It comes (of course) with Windows 7 Home Premium, but after slapping openSUSE 11.2 DVD I got from the last Camp KDE (must… Read more »