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Published on 20 March 2012 10:43 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Qt
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Frederik Gladhorn of Nokia has made public a mini status report about what various developers from Nokia's Qt office in Oslo, Norway are working on at the moment.

As told to the Qt Project list, "we used to have a weekly email internally that would be a random collection of what people did the last week. "This week in Oslo". We didn't have this email in a while and I don't know how regular we get around to sending it, but it might be interesting."

The list was just hastily put together by the Nokia employee, but here it is:
Shawn: playing with mouse area and touch events
Adriano: looked at memory consumption in QML
Jedrzej: changing Qt MetaType around
Kent: unbreaking CI because of changes in qtbase affecting qtdeclarative
Leonard: add debugging info to QThread
Arnab: documentation module fixes for QtXmlPatterns
Nico: document Qt JsonDb
Casper: modularize docs, move qdoc into qtbase, work on enabling qdoc to run on just a directory
Martin S: update dita-xml generation in qdoc
Jiang: look at how to do a shared glyph cache in raster paint engine
Eirik: regression testing of qt scene graph rendering
Christian: distribute Fishermen's Friends to developers
Paul: direct rendering in qt compositor
Sergio: autotests block for windows build of qt 5 again; gerrit update soon so you get less duplicate mail (on merges for ex); debating enabling of topic branches again
Eskil: platform enablers for a shared glyph cache
Samuel: autotests for qt wayland (the first ones)
Jørgen: client side window deocrations for qt wayland plugin (currently in a gitorious branch)
Joan: reduce memory consumption of distance field glyph cache
Denis: JsonDb optimizations and looking at alternative storage solutions
Martin P: fixed some network bugs
Ali: JsonDb B-Tree storage mechanisms, space optimizations
Carlos: removing transactionless cursors from JsonDb and more generally prototyping storage solutions
Brad: broke and fixed qt; rocking the cocoa plugin, especially printing and keyboard shortcut fixes
Morten: also rocking cocoa plugin, got creator with qt5 running on mac (somewhat)
João: fixed Lars' qmap patch and then approved it
Pierre: fiddling with raw fonts in webkit and almost done with it
Benedikte: team building day in Oslo and recruiting developers
Jocelyn: fixed stuff in webkit
Andras: make webview flickable and fight touch vs. mouse issues
Tor Arne: webkit with qt5 improvements
Zeno: fixes to get qt webkit running on mac again and again, looking at texture mapper not working
Jan Arve: got IAccessible2 work merged into qtbase
Frederik: improve and test accessibility events to update the at-client

Direct Rendering For Qt Compositor & More
Qt 5.0 development work from the great land of Norway.

From a Phoronix point of view, the interesting Qt work happening by the Norwegians and others is looking at a shared glyph cache in the raster paint engine, direct rendering support in the Qt Compositor, AutoTests for Qt Wayland, client side window decorations support for the Qt Wayland Plug-In, and WebKit improvements for Qt 5.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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