"About Qt" article ("What is Qt?")
I've created this article about a week ago and it has already been accessed over 500 times. As it is only a stub by now I suggest we gather some information here and turn the article into something useful.
What do you have in mind ? The full history of Qt from Tolltech to The Qt Company ? Prominent figures behind it ? The Open Governance model ?
@SGaist Yes, something like that. Plus brief clarifications about everything that people that are new to Qt seem to be confused about:
- Technical overview
- A clear statement that Qt is not a language of its own but uses C++ with extensions (no patched compiler needed; something some people seem to be confused about).
- What's the MOC
- Clarification about licensing
- Proof that Qt is actively developed (release history, commits statistics, companies contributing to Qt) and actually used (AutoDesk Maya, Dassault DraftSight, KDE, Google Earth, ...)
For the technical overview, would it be some sort of summary of Qt's documentation ?
Patched compiler ? Never meet that one, but for the language in itself, I did so yes, good idea.
moc has a dedicated page so it should again be a summary
Licensing is a tough chapter, so it should be really short and to the point with the approval of The Qt Company
For the stats, you can find them on Thiago Macieira's blog
@SGaist Maybe "technical overview" sounds like more than I have in mind. I thought about 2 or 3 sentences within an "introduction" section and maybe a short list of basic features ("networking", "3D graphics", "multimedia", etc) in a separate section. I'll begin working on the article in a view minutes; unfortunetely I had little time today and right now I'm writing an article named "Install Qt 5 on openSUSE".
@SGaist I've put some facts together. The ideas and links you provided were very helpful. Thank you! It's only some notes by now, but maybe you want to take a look at it. I'll continue working on this tomorrow. Bye!
The "About Qt" page has seen some improvements. Please give feedback :-)
Pretty nice, I've added some informations but I think the basics are covered.
What about some lines about contributing (not only code but also doc etc. for non-programmers) ?
@SGaist Wow, didn't know that qbs exists. Looks pretty cool! Your infos were already helpful, thanks! :-)
some lines about contributing
As I'm not a contributer I don't know what to write about this topic. What do you have in mind?
That's where you're wrong: you are a contributor :)
You are helping keeping the wiki clean and you're also helping on the forum. That's a form of contribution.
Most people think contributing means to provide patches to Qt but that's really only one part. Helping improve the documentation, provide new examples, tutorials etc to integrate to Qt is also something anybody can do. Helping in bug triaging (determine if it's reproducible, valid etc.) is another activity one can help with.
There was also the Ambassador program that is now defunct and has been replaced with the Qt Champion program that can be worth mentioning
Ok, I'll add that.
I think some words about Qt Test and Doxygen should also be added.
Maybe the "History" section from the end should be moved to a dedicated page and then be expanded there?
Good Work @Wieland. Liked the infographic :)
I agree about the history section, it deserves its own page
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