Qt and Layouts
Sep 02, 2010, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Johan Thelin)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"When I first started with graphics - I plotted pixels onto the
screen by calculating a memory address and then poking the
corresponding value. Times have changed since then. My murky
history contains gwbasic, STOS, HiSoft Basic (compiled!),
VisualBasic (numerous versions) until I found C and AES (on the
Atari ST), Win16 (that is Windows 3.1) and even Presentation
Manager on OS/2 (in the pre-Warp days).
"Finding myself at university, I ran in to the Tru64 platform.
That means Alphas and a Unix dialect that wasn't really compatible
with anything that I knew. I dabbled with xlib and GTK but then
some friends of mine and I set out to build KDE (the school
provided FVWM). That meant building Qt along with loads of other
stuff. This was a time when 64-bits was exotic - and guess what
Tru64 runs on.
"If our hands weren't full from just building the project, we
also had to build it on a temporary drive as our accounts where too
limited. That meant keeping the build times short enough to avoid
the rm -rf that was run on the temporary area every night by