[Interest] Qt Sensors, can it support CPU, GPU and HDD sensors as well?

Mark markg85 at gmail.com
Thu May 16 15:52:26 CEST 2013

On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 10:03 AM, Thomas McGuire
<thomas.mcguire at kdab.com> wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> On Tuesday 14 May 2013 10:54:46 Mark wrote:
>> While looking through the Qt Sensors docs i find that to be very much
>> focused on mobile device sensors as in phones, tablets and everything
>> in between.
> Yep, that has indeed between the primary and only use-case for QtSensors so
> far.
>> However, the ancient old sensors of HDD, GPU and CPU seem
>> nowhere to be found.
>> Can the Qt Sensor package add support for that?
> Adding new sensors is quite possible, adding a QHeatSensor with an associated
> sensor backend would certainly be technically feasible.
> This could even be done outside of the official QtSensors, as all the API for
> that is public (well, except adding new QML types, but then, you can export
> the QSensor subclass instance directly to QML as well).
>> Is it even suitable to add support for that? I'm asking because even
>> the abstract base class "QSensor" [1] is quite focused on mobile
>> devices considering the *orientation properties.
> Right, I am not sure if these kind of sensors would fit very well. Technically
> it would certainly be possible. Maybe Lorn Potter, the maintainer, can answer
> about the vision of QtSensors and what type of sensors it should encompass.
> Regards,
> Thomas
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