Ugh... Qt4 porting

Matthias Welwarsky matze at
Mon May 16 18:32:47 BST 2005

On Monday 16 May 2005 18:58, Mosfet wrote:

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> Screw this crap.

Wasn't it Kalle Dalheimer who said the quality of a toolkit could be measured 
by the times it gets into your way while you try to be productive? Lars, I 
think Mosfet has some valid points here. It's good to work on generalization 
and simplification of interfaces, but if you don't provide means to perform 
certain tasks with the same quality as before, the toolkit is hindering 
instead of helping. Losing color resolution is not good. Maybe you won't see 
a visual difference on a screen, but errors add up. 

However, as far as I understand it you're not forced to use the premultiplied 
image format, it's just faster for paint operations if you do? Wouldn't it 
then be enough to place a warning in the documentation that this image format 
should not be used if QImage is used as a data container for image 
manipulation purposes?


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- to protect prior investment (phrase):
    describes the inability to revert a wrong decision made
    in the past, expresses willingness of throwing 
    good money after bad. (q.v. Fiorina, C.)

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