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Qt/Qtopia contest launches

Jan 5, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

A community site hosting discussion forums and Wikis about Qt has announced a Qt/Qtopia programming contest. Sponsored by five commercial tools vendors, the “Qt Centre Programming Contest” will award prizes like Trolltech Greenphones, MacBooks, and iPods, in categories that include mobile applications, desktop applications, helper libraries, widgets, and development tools.

Each category will be judged separately, according to criteria that include:

  • Idea
  • Completeness
  • Portability (except for “mobile application” category)
  • Design
  • Documentation
  • Code quality, such as:
    • a single naming convention throughout the whole application
    • self-explainable variable names
    • object oriented paradigms, like inheritance and polymorphism
    • appropriate casts (when needed)
    • asserts to test your code
    • appropriate Qt components and classes to do the tasks they were designed for
  • Tests
  • Dependencies
  • Team size (smaller teams favored in case of ties)

For the “mobile application” category, the goal is to write an application based on Qtopia Core, formerly known as Qt/Embedded. For this category only, portability will not be a criteria, although entrants should offer some emulator to help judges evaluate software performance. Qtopia Core supports ARM, x86, MIPS, and PowerPC.

Contest sponsors include:

The deadline for entries is May 31, 2007, according to Additional contest details, including entry forms, can be found here.

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