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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RE[4]: qt, not native
by moondevil on Tue 27th Oct 2009 15:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: qt, not native"
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I am all for native Haiku applications.

Actually I am more interested to try out Haiku than Linux nowadays.

I had some contact with BeOS back in the day, and still have the old R5 CDs somewhere.

My comment was more to emphasis that contrary to what many people think, multiplatform toolkits also bring problems.

For example, lets say you are targeting MacOS X, then maybe your usage of some CoreXXX APIs is what will set your application from the rest. Or if you are targeting Windows, maybe there are also some Win32 API calls that will make your application shine, when compared with the available applications.

This is of course an experience that cannot be made multiplatform.

Sometimes you can only target a specific platform.

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