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A Lighthouse by any other name…

Published on Friday June 25, 2010 by Paul Olav Tvete in Qt Lighthouse | Comments

Just a quick heads-up that we have chosen a new name for the Lighthouse platform (as discussed the Remodelling post). The Subcommittee of Renaming has been hard at work in the intervening months, reviewing and considering all the 17576 possible TLAs.

We ended up with: QPA.

Unfortunately, the precise meaning was lost in the subcommittee paperwork, so we no longer know what the abbreviation stands for. However, we can guess: "Q" almost certainly stands for Q and "A" could be Architechture. "P" is more problematic (no, not that), but might be something like Platform, Process or Plugin.

The changes have already been pushed to the repository. The practical consequences are:

  • configure -embedded-lite is now configure -qpa (but the old way still works).
  • Q_WS_LITE is now Q_WS_QPA
  • The _lite filename convention is changed, so qplatformintegration_lite.h is now qplatformintegration_qpa.h (but you don't care about that, because you were smart and included QtGui/QPlatformIntegration, right?)
  • Since we were already renaming: QGraphicsSystemCursor is now QPlatformCursor

The codename is still Lighthouse, though. In other news, I have been taking pictures of lighthouses:
Kavringen

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