I went to tonight's (er, last night's) SLUG meeting on Qt and Qt Designer, presented by the one and only Rob Anderson. Informative, interesting, and educational. I learned some stuff about Qt, and some stuff about Python. Did you know Qt has bindings for C++, Python, Perl, and Ruby? Neither did I. Rob noted that the Python and C++ bindings are very similar, and using both languages together can be powerful. Neat.
Qt includes an online hypertext documentation system called "assistant", which is handy. The docs are also available on the Trolltech website. Rob emphasized the Qt docs are very good. Rob showed off a couple different versions of Qt Designer, which is a GUI layout tool for Qt. If my understanding is correct, Qt Designer builds generic UI designs. You then use a UIC tool to build a source file which, when run, will build the UI you designed. There are UICs for C++, Python, and prolly some others. One thing I took away was that a good practice is to build UI layouts using Qt Designer, but don't put your own code in the UI layout. Subclass the UI layout stuff in separate files, and put your own code there. That means the UI designer won't screw up your code, and makes the implementation (and language) independent of the UI. There was lots more good stuff, which I won't try to put into an email. If you want to know, you should have gone. ;-) Thanks to Rob for putting on the meeting, and for putting up with pestering questions from me and the guy-sitting-across-from-me-whose-name-I-forget (nothing personal, I forget everybody's name). Attendance: About 10. -- Ben _______________________________________________ gnhlug-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnhlug.org/mailman/listinfo/gnhlug-discuss