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[8]: qt, not native
by moondevil on Wed 28th Oct 2009 08:04 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: qt, not native"
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Of course there are certain apps that are so dependent on the unique features of a certain platform that they make no sense on others, but that is the extreme minority, and not the subject of this discussion. The whole point here is how to make cross platform apps with minimum effort, while still fitting in on each platform.

That is exactly the focus of this discussion. I was trying to make a point that for certain applications you really want to make use of unique OS features to make it stand out from the competition. And you want to make your application be the best of the world in that OS, and you couldn't care less about portability to achieve that goal.

Having said that, I am all for portability and I also do find that it is tricky to really explorer OS specific features the way I have been describing.

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