What is it?
Xorph is a tiny toolkit to automate and faciliate the task of
setting up configuration management components and dialogs for Qt
As a developer, I take offense at some system forcing me to perform some
stupid monotonous task over and over again. One of these tasks is setting
up components to manage and edit options and preferences of an application
written using Qt. Sure, there is QSettings, and clicking together some kind
of dialog isn't that hard, but as the the number of options increases, so does
the annoyance factor of managing and adapting the components.
This is why I started developing Xorph.
Its input consists of an XML file that contains information
about the configuration options and the dialog components. The input file can
be validated using any XSD validator; as the schema definition is provided,
any XML editor (XML Spy, XAmple, ...) can be used to edit the set of
configuration options. From the input file, Xorph generates C++ class
definitions and implementations that contain both a central configuration
management class and the necessary statements to provide configuration
Including and using Xorph is quite straightforward - just take a look at
This program is beta software right now - which means that it
shouldn't do any damage but still might contain bugs and cause
problems. Please report any issues you encounter to the author,
preferably using the bug tracker.
Please do not use the SourceForge tracker because I don't monitor it at the time..
Also, stay tuned for updates. Even better - if you'd like to tackle some of
the problems or issues on the list yourself, don't hesitate to
Xorph itself is licensed under the Q
Public License. However, the code it generates is entirely yours, and you
are free to distribute it under whatever you license you prefer, free or commercial. If you like
Xorph, please drop me a note.