Sunday, August 26, 2012

School Started and Qt on iOS

Sorry I haven't done too much work on ROV-Suite recently.  I've been pretty busy with school starting, college applications, Robotics team planning (I'm now the team lead) and other programming projects.

This year at school, I'm taking 5 AP courses (Physics, Spanish 4, English, Government, Calculus BC) and so my schedule will be pretty packed.  I won't have too much time to work on as many side projects as I did last year.  Also, I'm the team lead for my Robotics team, which will be a large time commitment.  Finally, the essays involved in college applications and the applications themselves will be a large time-sink.  What I'm trying to say is: don't expect too many updates to ROV-Suite or my other projects this school year.

The good news is that I have successfully written a QML application for iOS (I ported it from my Android/OSX/Windows/Linux code with only slight modifications)!  I'm really excited that the "Qt4iOS" project was far enough along for me to be able to easily use it.  I used Xcode 4.4.1 (on OSX 10.8) and I used the LLVM GCC compiler toolchain.  It works great on my iPhone!  I'll be writing more iOS apps and games in the future (possibly with the help of one of my friends).

I'm going to write a nice tutorial (with screenshots) about developing for iOS with Qt + QML sometime soon.  Thankfully it's pretty easy to get it all setup and working!

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris K

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Monterey 2.0.3 Beta Released

I have some good news and some bad news!  First off, I have finally released Monterey 2.0.3 Beta for Windows.  The bad news is that the OSX release is going to lag behind a bit.  I am currently developing on OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion, so I will need to look into testing on Lion and Snow Leopard machines.  One person already alerted me to the crash on OSX Leopard, so I think I was able to change the update alert before too many people downloaded the new version.



Monday, August 6, 2012

Update: Monterey 2.0.3 Beta

I've been busy for the past several days hunting down bugs in Monterey 2.0.3 before I can release the code.  They've been tricky to find (since they rely on nothing but poor timing and therefore happen randomly when certain conditions are present), but luckily they've been easy to fix.  I plan on releasing Monterey 2.0.3 Beta this week.  It's working great on OSX but I need to test it on Windows before I'll feel comfortable releasing it.  OSX seems better at handling empty QLists than Windows, so that's mainly what I'll be looking for.

Monterey 2.0.3 Beta mainly adds the ability to read joystick buttons and a joystick's POV hat.  From there, you can trigger relays and increment/decrement each servo.  I'll post more information about it when I release it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris Konstad