Holy cow, it’s the great Qt 4 book competition!

Well, thats it, its been an exausting day here in Stuttgart, and I have been trucking for around 18 hours today, but its been a really productive day. I had a really interesting discussion with some KDE people about the relationship between Canonical, Kubuntu, KDE and other free software projects, and I have a bunch of action points to look into on Monday. So, congratulations to the organisers for a well run and enthusiastically attended event. :)

Oh, and lady luck being on my side, I rather ironically won the rather snappily titled Qt 4: Einführung in die Applikationsentwicklung written by the legendary Daniel Molkentin. The audience found this most amusing, and so did I. Thanks very much folks. :)

Now, being that (a) I don’t code in Qt any more and (b) I don’t speak German, I have decided to do the right thing and offer this book up as a prize. So, friends, please respond to this blog entry with an answer to the following question:

When you win this book and hack on a program in Qt 4, what will it be?

Include your name and email address. As usual, comedic or inspiring answers will be of notable value. Get your answers in. :)

  • Mathieu Chouinard

    Cool finally a good way to learn German!!!! and as a Qt 4 application that will depend how good my german get ;)

  • http://exys.org Arvid Picciani

    it would be a library to extend the qt with some esential classes for daily use and make it free for everyone on qx.exys.org . well actualy i did already :razz: what i would do um. i think i would learn some esential debuging skills from the book and get the library to work on windows. thats hacky :grin: !

  • kdefan

    i just love how planet gnome has turned into a kde news site :mrgreen: thanks jono for spreading The Right Word among the infidels :grin:

  • http://www.figuiere.net/hub/blog/ Hub

    I would hack on an application to learn German :-)

  • Laszlo

    Jokosher for KDE. And apparently Qt 4 works pretty well on mac and windows too, so its like win-win. :wink:

  • Rainer

    Knome? Seriously, I’d try to do the first thing someone on IRC says “why isn’t there a free version of [insert any non-free App here] written in C++/Qt4?”.

  • Narishma

    Laszlo: And most important of all, it has a K in it’s name. :D

  • http://physos.org physos

    hey jono :)

    Too bad you do not start to join the KDE4 development crowd again, that little “learning German” obstacle can not hinder you from taking full advantage of that excellent book. :) (heard some rumours about an English version ;)

    If you really want to give it to a caring home, I would love to make good use of it(you know, all those sticky notes coming out of it, carrying around with me all_the_time, …). My little screen recorder will start a new life as a Qt/KDE4 app soon and I bet Daniels book will make that a 10 minute operation. :)

    Nice to hear you had fun. Wish I could have been there.

  • http://myplone.dyndns.org Roman Glebov

    :mrgreen: I would write lots of small python applications based on pyQt . I would debug some kde applications too.

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  • http://www.figuiere.net/hub/blog/ Hub

    Laszlo: Jokosher is not in C++, makes things harder ;-)

  • Jakob Petsovits

    Please, please, I really need to be the one who’s winning the book! I’d even pay the shipping costs :cool:

    When you win this book and hack on a program in Qt 4, what will it be? KDevelop 4, with special emphasis on C# and Java support

  • Jakob Petsovits

    Erm, maybe it’s a good idea to include the email address, even if it should be available for the admin: jpetso@gmx.at

    If you give the book to me, I promise to make KDE much better than GNOME so that you can return to Qt programming with a good consience :???:

  • Jakob Petsovits

    If you give the book to me, I promise to make KDE much better than GNOME so that you can return to Qt programming with a good consience

    Hm. That actually implies that KDE is not already much better than GNOME. Being the troll I am, I therefore must clarify that this is not the case! Come on, contraflamers! Who’s first?

  • Malte
    1. Kann ich dieses Buch benutzen.
    2. Habe ich des öfteren Ideen für kleine Programme oder Programm”verbesserungen”, die aber aufgrund meiner Scheu vor Bug-Tracking-Systemen etc nie den Weg in die Öffentlichkeit gefunden haben. Ich bin mir zwar nicht ganz sicher, ob die Infektion mit dem Entwickler-Virus wünschenswert ist, aber was tut man nicht alles für den Sieg? ;)

    3. I’m able to use the book.

    4. I often get ideas for small apps or app”improvements” which – because of my awe of bug tracking systems – have never reached the public. Though I’m not sure if a developer virus infection is a desireable thing – what won’t you do for victory? ;)

    To answer the question more precisely: It will be legion.

  • Malte

    I’m not sure whether it’s me or the text parser, but 3 -> 1 and 4 -> 2.

  • http://zeitgeistsdust.blogspot.com/ Abhi

    The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. I teach underprivileged kids math during weekends here in India. I noticed that in absence of a parent or tutor, their education is badly affected. I want to contibute to KDE Edu by developing an application that will teach kids basic math (+-*/). Charity can buy them computers, but not a teacher. I hope I can have the next best thing for them. I finally got linux installed, your book will get me started and up to speed!

  • Michael Thaler

    I just started to write a VRML viewer with Qt4. I think the book would be useful to improve the application. I am also German (o.k. Bavarian, but I also understand German:-)), so I could even read the book

  • Michael Thaler

    I just started to write a VRML viewer with Qt4. I think the book would be useful to improve the application. Maybe in the future, it could be included with KDE. I am also German, so I could even read the book.

  • Michael Thaler

    By the way, my email address is: mthale at ph.tum.de

  • Michael Thaler

    My email address is: mthaler at ph.tum.de (the previous one had a typo)

  • Aneglus

    I would write an appplication which will translate this book at least in english (and probably in french and berbere too) and add through plugins, features which will allow to create version of the examples of the book on-the-fly of course. Lately I will to get this work on windows and add the ultimate feature: easly move your kde/qt application to gnome/gtk.

    KDE people still think that german is world wide spread, publishing such a book before any english version sound to me: don’t use our framework.

  • http://ariya.blogspot.com Ariya

    I can understand enough German and I definitely need a new pillow.

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    Damn – coding and German – that can’t be a fair mix. :)

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    German?

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