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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Better than nothing but ..
by renox on Tue 27th Oct 2009 13:40 UTC
renox
Member since:
2005-07-06

The main selling point of BeOS was its reactivity, which if I understood correctly was/is thanks to the 'pervasive' thread usage.
Would applications coded on top of Qt4 be as responsive as application using native BeOS/Haiku guidelines?
I doubt it very much, otherwise KDE would be as reactive as BeOS was, which it isn't (far from it).

So sure having Qt applications available on Haiku is nicer than not have them, but let's hope that Haiku won't need too many of those otherwise there wouldn't be much point running Haiku over running KDE/Linux..

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RE: Better than nothing but ..
by bralkein on Tue 27th Oct 2009 14:51 in reply to "Better than nothing but .."
bralkein Member since:
2006-12-20

I don't want to sound too harsh here, but if the technology of BeOS/Haiku is so great, then that ought to result in native apps becoming superior to Qt apps anyway.

If Haiku is as promising as the fans say it is (and I don't entirely doubt them) then they really have nothing to fear from Qt. I believe that the superior technology will win out in the end.

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renox Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't want to sound too harsh here, but if the technology of BeOS/Haiku is so great, then that ought to result in native apps becoming superior to Qt apps anyway.


Uh? Only if there are application developpers who cares about responsiveness.
Given that both Linux and Windows have responsiveness much worse than BeOS had (on much less powerful hardware), it's very doubtful that they care: it's not something easy to measure, so it's not easy to sell..


If Haiku is as promising as the fans say it is (and I don't entirely doubt them)

Fan are fans.. Yes BeOS was much more responsive that current OS are, this doesn't mean that they succeeded commercially and this doesn't mean that Haiku will succeed: I'd be delighted if it does, but I'm not holding my breath.

I believe that the superior technology will win out in the end.

Yeah right! We are all using BeOS on Alpha CPUs..

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RE[2]: Better than nothing but ..
by helf on Tue 27th Oct 2009 19:55 in reply to "RE: Better than nothing but .."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

"I believe that the superior technology will win out in the end."


lol.

What rock did you crawl out from under? Mediocrity is king in this day and age.

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