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[6]: qt, not native
by moondevil on Tue 27th Oct 2009 22:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: qt, not native"
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I partially agree with you, but only when it makes sense to re-implement the missing 2%.

Just for the sake of the example, lets say your application makes heavy use of OLE/COM in Windows. What would you do in another platforms, implement it from scratch? What for? No other application would understand it.

Or your application makes heavy use of the BeOS filesystem metadata. How are you going to provide similiar funcionality in another platforms?

Sometimes the 2% are just too much effort.

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