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    Default Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    Other than the initials?

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    Not even with initials, really Trolltech's toolkit is Qt, while QuickTime's initials are QT

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    Only that they appear mixed in a google search

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    OK So, what does Qt mean?

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    No that's a thing that I always liked. Q looked nice on the font the one of the Qt creators used and t came fom Xt. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qt_%28toolkit%29

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    And maybe also the fact, that Trolltech was originally named Quasar Technologies (hence the 'Q' in Qt). But it could be they named the company after the toolkit (Qt was then called Quasar toolkit) and not the opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wysota
    And maybe also the fact, that Trolltech was originally named Quasar Technologies (hence the 'Q' in Qt). But it could be they named the company after the toolkit (Qt was then called Quasar toolkit) and not the opposite.
    I like the "beautiful Q" version of the story better

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    Quote Originally Posted by yop
    I like the "beautiful Q" version of the story better
    One does not deny the other. Where do you think "Q" in "Quasar" came from?

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    It's pronounced like cutie, isn't it?

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    just "cute", not "cutie"

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    Question Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by CuCullin
    just "cute", not "cutie"
    Really? I have always said it as two letters. (kyoo tee)
    but then I tend to stay away from adding (or removing) sounds into(from) initialisms to turn them into words (eg, I say "ess kyoo el" insted of "sequal"; "key dee ee" instead of "kuhdeh") (sorry couldn't help throwing a fake one in)

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by katrina
    I say "ess kyoo el" insted of "sequal"
    People tend to pronounce "SQL" wrongly as "sequel", because in ancient times there was another language, a SQL precursor, called Structured English Query Language --- SEQUEL in short. One of the sources of this error is M$. I heard its employees talking about "sequel server". How one could trust such "experts" if they don't know what they are talking about?

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    Maybe their SQL servers are really SEQUEL ones?

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    Nope, its ess-kyoo-ell for their servers, they just don't know what they're doing

    And for the most part Katrina, you're doing it right. I sometimes say "kyoo-tee", then correct myself to "cute". My favorite is PostgreSQL - "post-gres-kyoo-ell"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuCullin
    Nope, its ess-kyoo-ell for their servers, they just don't know what they're doing

    And for the most part Katrina, you're doing it right. I sometimes say "kyoo-tee", then correct myself to "cute". My favorite is PostgreSQL - "post-gres-kyoo-ell"
    So.... is it "officially" kyoo-tee or "cute"?

    I always though "sequel" sounded wrong!

    I love saying postresql too :-)

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by katrina
    So.... is it "officially" kyoo-tee or "cute"?

    I always though "sequel" sounded wrong!

    I love saying postresql too :-)

    Kah-tree-nah
    Well... TT insiders call it "cute". The original name, I believe has been mentioned here, was created because the letter Q looked cool in emacs on slack (.9x or some such). The 't', iirc, originally was a result of Tk, and noone was using a Q as a toolkit name, so the combo was born.

    I don't believe there is any "official" pronunciation though

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by jacek
    People tend to pronounce "SQL" wrongly as "sequel", because in ancient times there was another language, a SQL precursor, called Structured English Query Language --- SEQUEL in short. One of the sources of this error is M$. I heard its employees talking about "sequel server". How one could trust such "experts" if they don't know what they are talking about?

    Haha. Yes, they must be real MORONS using such a colloqialism! Trust me, many DB experts, MS and otherwise use the pronunciation 'sequel'. It's just quicker and more natural to say. And everyone knows what you mean, historically correct or not.

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Blood Machine
    And everyone knows what you mean, historically correct or not.
    To be honest, I wouldn't know

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    Default Re: Is there a relation between Qt and Quick Time?

    Well maybe it's more common amongst native English speakers.

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