Heise iX: QtQuick article, KDAB whitepaper; Qt Containers update

Together with my fellow KDABians Stephen Kelly and Volker Krause, I wrote a whitepaper on QtQuick usage in the KOMO project. From the whitepaper:

Developing a serious and large application from scratch, or from an existing desktop application, presents a different set of challenges compared to your normal smart-phone ‘app’. Portability to different platforms, and long-term maintainability in the face of ever-changing mobile target platforms suddenly come into play. This paper attempts to summarize the experience we gathered using the new declarative GUI framework, QtQuick, in this project.

Unfortunately, recent events (read: Tizen) have already invalidated much of the content in the supplemental box on the future of Qt, but that’s the bane of everyone writing about Qt’s future these days…

Get the English version (with slightly more details) at http://www.kdab.com/whitepapers, or read the German version (with better editing) in the current print issue of German computer magazine iX: http://www.heise.de/ix/inhalt/2011/11/114/.

In other news: I’ve updated “Understand the Qt Containers” with a discussion of the differences between STL and Qt containers regarding size types, associative container insertions, and error handling. I also mention QT_STRICT_ITERATORS now.

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Gpg4win 2.1.0 released

Gpg4win LogoFrom the announcement:

we are pleased to announce the availability of the new stable Gpg4win release:
Version 2.1.0.

The download is available via the new gpg4win website:

http://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

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A German press release about Gpg4win 2.1.0 – created in cooperation with the
German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) – is released today:
https://www.bsi.bund.de/ContentBSI/Presse/Pressemitteilungen/Presse2011/Gpg4win_neue_Version_15032011.html

Gpg4win 2.1.0-rc1 released

Gpg4win LogoFrom the announcement:

we are pleased to announce the availability of the first release candidate of
Gpg4win 2.1.0.

The download is available via the usual download page:

http://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

This version is intended for trying out and testing the forthcoming major
version 2.1.0. There are a lot of improvements and bug fixes, particularly
in Kleopatra, Pinentry and GnuPG.

Gpg4win 2.1.0-beta1 released

Gpg4win LogoFrom the announcement:

we are pleased to announce the availability of the first BETA version of Gpg4win 2.1.0.

The download is available via the usual download page:

http://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

This version is intended for trying out and testing the forthcoming major version 2.1.0. There are a lot of improvements and bug fixes, particularly in Kleopatra and GnuPG.

Gpg4win v2.0.4 released

Gpg4win LogoFrom the announcement:

We are pleased to announce the availability of a new stable Gpg4win release: Version 2.0.4.

The download is available via the usual download page:

http://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

This release contains a security fix for GPGSM.