Build a Simple Makefile

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TL;DR: If you don’t have anything better to do, create Makefiles by hand :) Gist here. The other day I went back to origins with building a small C++ project. With modern tools, all went OK. However, deployment was a bit of a problem, in the sense the host had an obsolete toolchain: Me: GCC 5.2.x, CMAKE 3.3 … Host: GCC 4.7.x, no CMAKE :( So, I had to build a makefile by hand! Following some best practices, I’ve devised a simple Makefile with following sections: A declaration section, where…read more

D-BUS: DBUS and Mad scientists… – 2004 Style

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TL;DR: This post is about an experience I had in 2004 and it’s part of my consolidating technical posts I wrote in time. It may or may not be relevant to today’s technologies. For the last while I was poking around with the glorious D-BUS… As it’s always the case with new cutting edge technology, it’s done by one or more very good, brilliant one might say (posh british accent here) people. I always have this image of “mad scientist” associated with that :). DBUS is great, is monumental, but…read more

DBus and Qt programming

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For the past few days I’ve been trying to get more complex data sent via D-Bus. As one would say here in Ireland: Je’zus H. Christ Playing with python was easy. There are lots of examples on communicating complex data structures. But with Qt… It’s a bit more complex, because there are only a set of simple examples. A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)

Qt4 IDEs

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Note: This is a post transferred from Laurii for historical and consolidation purposes. Qt4 is quite a nice piece of work. too bad that not too many devel tools actually support it in a decent way… I’ve tried: kdevelop nedit/emacs Cobras Monkey Studio eclipse I’ve got yet to try QDevelop which looks nice Visual Studio Here’s a summary of these tools: Kdevelop I’ve tried kdevelop off kde4 (3.80) to no avail… Why does it have a D-Bus dependency??? Kdevelop off kde 3.x (3.5.5 here) is an impressive tool. Looks and…read more

New laptop – episode 3

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My xorg.conf

Important are the following flags from the device section:

Otherwise, you’ll get the 1024×768 resolution. — This is a really old post published originally on my blogspot blog A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)

New laptop – episode 2

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.. or in other words, “why, oh, why I did this to myself”… First, the generics. I’m parametrising the distros I’ve tried so far and then I’ll explain what’s my setup now. Several parameters of outside interest are monitored: Sound: If the sound works out of the box or if I had something done to it Graphics: Does X work? how? Network: Cabled, wirelss, bluetooth status Function keys: the (in)famous FN Hardware monitoring: CPU frequency, temperature Some other notes First, I’ve followed Arielo’s detailson setiing up Ubuntu. So I’ve got…read more