Using libgps instead of libQgpsmm within a Qt application

I was in need of creating a Qt application using current Debian stable (Stretch) and gpsd. I could have used libQgpsmm which creates a QTcpSocket for stablishing the connection to the gpsd daemon. But then I hit an issue: libQgpsmm was switched to Qt 5 after the Strech release, namely …



Cross compiling CMake-based projects using Ubuntu/Debian's multi arch

As you probably already know Ubuntu (and then Debian) added Multi-Arch support quite some time ago. This means that you can install library packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. Thanks to the work of many people, in which I would like to specially mention Helmut Grohne, we are …



Running MPLAB X with a PickIt 3 on Debian sid

Due to \$JOB I need to work with MPLAB X (I wish I could simply open Qt Creator...). MPLAB X's installation went straightforward, but I could not make the PickIt 3 to work. So I ran MPLAB X from a console and got: [[\$ /opt/microchip/mplabx/v4.15/mplab_ide/bin …



moving Qt 4 from Debian testing (aka Buster): some statistics, update II

As in my previous blogpost I'm taking a look at our Qt4 removal wiki page. Of a total of 438 filed bugs: 181 bugs (41.32%) have been already fixed by either porting the app/library to Qt 5 or a removal from the archive has happened. On most cases …