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23Jan/121

Sunday evening fun: Windows Phone 7 styled progress indicator in QML

Posted by kypeli

I started a new coding hobby project today. But instead of actually getting very far with the productive part of the project I got side tracked on something fun I wanted to try out (don't you just love when that happens 🙂 That's not possible when coding at work...). I wanted to share this day's outcome with you. Let me introduce this humble video show casing a Windows Phone 7 styled loading indicator in QML 🙂 You can get the source code for this small thing (GPL licensed) from here: https://gitorious.org/qtquicktests/qtquicktests/trees/master/wp7-loading.

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12Dec/117

Porting MeeGo Qt Components apps to Symbian

Posted by kypeli

Of course I don't have all the answers to what needs to be done for any given MeeGo Qt Component based application to have it running on Symbian, but I think I have three general actions that need to be done when porting an app from MeeGo to Symbian; have it run with the resources, make the code compile and tweak the UI. Thanks to Symbian Annan both MeeGo and Symbian run Qt 4.7.4 with Qt Quick and Qt Components which is of course the reason why this kind of porting is even possible with a reasonable effort. As I wrote in my earlier blog post, even though both Symbian and MeeGo run Qt and Qt Components, it's not perfect. I think too much manual work still has to be done, but it's a reasonable effort and when you read through my hints, I think the tasks ahead become clearer.

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21Feb/106

Playing around with QML, Part 1

Posted by kypeli

I have been intrigued by QML ever since I saw the first demos online at Qt Beta Labs. Creating beautiful UIs, fast and with great animations is not easy with the current programming tools at hand. This is arguably the problem Qt is trying to solve with QML. I think they are doing great and this is the way to do UIs in the future, but I found some interesting issues with QML while playing around with it last evening.

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