Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 11:02 UTC
Qt The Haiku alpha is barely out the door, and we already have another important news item about the open source reimplementation of the BeOS. About 18 months ago, Evgeny Abdraimov started porting the Qt4 graphical toolkit to Haiku, and now, we ave some seriously epic screenshots showing a multitude of Qt4 applications running in Haiku, as well as a developer preview release.
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It's on!
by mariux on Tue 27th Oct 2009 11:22 UTC
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This is huge! Getting a working Qt port will bring a myriad of applications to Haiku, and will surely make more people interested in doing development of applications for Haiku aswell. And with this developers release i can absolutely see this port becoming a reality.

Qt is definitely the toolkit that fits best into Haiku with it's elegant (and somewhat similar to Haiku) design.

What will be more controversial i think is that this will surely bring up the question of whether kdelibs should be ported as well to gain access to all the applications written with class names beginning with K instead of Q. Is there a slippery slope into becoming a custom kde desktop?

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