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Qt and Development: KDAB on CMake, Qt Design Studio 1.5, and Qt 5.15 LTS

  • Using Modern CMake with Qt

    KDAB’s Kevin Funk presented Using Modern CMake with Qt at Qt Virtual Tech Con last month. Kevin reported that the Qt Company did a great job moderating the sessions at this event, and there was a lively Q&A at the end – Kevin had to pick from about 60 questions, so this is a hot topic. Now the event is over you can access the talks, including Kevin’s and the answers he had time for, and also Kevin’s slides, below this abstract.

  • Qt Design Studio 1.5 released

    We are happy to announce that the Qt Design Studio 1.5 is now available via the online and offline installers. Qt Design Studio 1.5 comes with a fully supported 3D editor which enables designing seamlessly integrated 2D and 3D UIs. We have taken the best concepts from Qt 3D Studio and ported them over to Design Studio. This is the first time we have a one unified designing tool that supports both 2D and 3D. To streamline collaboration between designers and developers Qt Design Studio can be used by both, designers and developers.

  • Qt 5.15 LTS Released

    I'm thrilled to announce that we've released Qt 5.15 LTS today. Qt 5.15 is going to be the last feature release of the Qt 5 series. As such, it is a bit special, and a lot of work has gone into preparations towards Qt 6, our next major release. While Qt 5.15 is supported as usual for all our users, Qt 5.15 will also provide long-term support for three years to all commercial license holders, including the new Qt for Small Business. Option for extended support is available after the three year support period.

  • Qt 5.15 Released With Graphics Improvements, Preparations Ahead Of Qt 6

    Qt 5.15 is a big LTS update and the last ahead of the Qt 6.0 release expected before the end of 2020. Qt 5.15 offers many graphics improvements, including the isolating its OpenGL renderer to a plug-in and experimental support for Vulkan with its Wayland platform code. Qt's embedded EGLFS layer has introduced support for Vulkan via the VK_KHR_display extension. Qt 5.15 additionally is bringing greater multi-threading within QImage scaling/conversion methods, support for rendering to multiple surfaces with Qt Multimedia, qmlformat to format QML code according to the QML coding guidelines, support for the nullish coalescing operator with QML, an updated Qt WebEngine, native file dialog support on Android, and countless other improvements for this open-source toolkit.

How to Format a USB Disk as exFAT on Linux

Learn how to format a USB as exFAT in Linux using both GUI and command line methods. Read more

Screencasts and Shows: LinuxScoop and mintCast

  • Here’s Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 LTS – See What’s New

    The Ubuntu Budgie team has been announced and released Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 LTS On April 23rd, 2020. Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 LTS is the second Long Term Support (LTS) version after the 18.04 release. It will be supported with security and software updates for 3 years, until April 2023, This release rolls-up various developments, fixes and optimizations that have been released since the 18.04 LTS. Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 LTS ships with the latest Budgie Desktop 10.5.1 series by default, an elegant menu applet by default, a Budgie-based NetworkManager applet by default, a completely revamped Window Shuffler, support for switching between desktop layouts with a single click and a new desktop wallpaper rotator and workspace switcher.

  • Ubuntu Kylin 20.04 LTS – Features the Latest UKUI 3.0 Desktop Environment by Default

    The Ubuntu Kylin Team has been announced and released Ubuntu Kylin 20.04 LTS On April 23rd, 2020. Ubuntu Kylin 20.04 LTS is the fourth Long Term Support (LTS) version after 14.04, 16.04, 18.04 release. It will be supported with security and software updates for 3 years, until April 2023, This release received numerous improvements over previous releases. Ubuntu Kylin 20.04 LTS features the latest UKUI 3.0 desktop environment by default and it’s powered by the most recent and advanced kernel, Long term Support of Linux kernel 5.4. which brings improved hardware support (among other features). Ubuntu Kylin default theme improved, introduced a dark variant, which it comes with two variations that user can switch from “Ubuntu Kylin Control Center”. The start menu is completely revamped with New layout, full-screen window to your heart’s content; carefully categorized, intelligent search with one key, default, and full-screen size switch to your choice, provide alphabetical sorting and sorting by function, more convenient to find.

  • mintCast 335.5 – Big Ol’ Lug

    In our Innards section, we’re making good on the promise to include more community.

Linux Kodachi 7.0 ‘Katana’ Released: Browse The Internet Anonymously

Linux Kodachi is one of the most secure operating systems that offer complete privacy and anonymity. Now with the latest full system update, Warith Al Maawali, developer of Linux Kodachi, has released a new point version Linux Kodachi 7.0. The latest edition further strengthens the security of the OS with the addition of new security packages, updates, and bug fixes. Kodachi 7.0 is built upon the Xubuntu 18.04 LTS featuring the latest stable Linux kernel 5.4. Let’s take a look at all the new features of Kodachi 7.0 — Read more