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A New Project: Icon Set Forge

Wednesday, 20 August, 2014

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Since my return from Scotland, I have not even written a single blog post.

Yes I am ashamed, but I do in fact have a good excuse for my behaviour: I have been working on a new project: Icon Set Forge. It is an application for creating, managing and viewing icon sets in a convenient manner.

A more detailed description of my ideas and motivation can be found in the project description on my website. Further information as well as technical details and source code can be found on GitHub, as Icon Set Forge is a free and open source project.

Adding Subfolders in Qt Creator

Tuesday, 15 July, 2014

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Organizing source code in hierachical subfolders is, in my humble opinion, a mandatory task for keeping code tidy, structured and comprehensible.

Due to this I was pretty astonished about Qt Creator’s lack of an intuitive procedure to create and display subfolders. I would have expected to find an option like “create subdirectory here” next to “Add New…” in the context menu of my project, but was disappointed.

A little research lead me to a stackoverflow thread with solutions to the aforementioned problem.

For moving an existing file into a subdirectory one has to create that subdirectory beforehand. Subsequently the file has to be renamed to subdirectory/file. When creating new files it is possible to specify a subdirectory the same way in the Header / Source file field.

Those are obviously not the most intuitive interactions that one could have thought of, but they get the job done.

I hope this may have been of help for someone out there.

My Website Is Ready

Sunday, 13 July, 2014

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During the last week I have been developing a website for displaying information about me and several software projects I was involved in or am currently contributing to. Futhermore I am going to maintain this blog where I will most likely write about software (development), Linux and music, computer games or other forms of arts.

I hope you enjoy your stay :-)