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[2]: Bad news
by ari-free on Tue 27th Oct 2009 20:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Bad news"
ari-free
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2007-01-22

one difference is that windows/mac api's are already well developed and qt just adds multi-platform to the mix. Haiku's api is very primitive compared to QT and people may use QT for those features rather than wait for a more robust haiku api.

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RE[3]: Bad news
by Meanwhile on Wed 28th Oct 2009 12:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Bad news"
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2005-09-03

I agree. The timing seems unfortunate to me.

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RE[4]: Bad news
by ari-free on Wed 28th Oct 2009 21:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Bad news"
ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

the other way of looking at it is that QT would be a foundation for a new Haiku api. The haiku api will probably need to be completely overhauled and having qt on haiku means that people can play with some of the concepts before finalizing a new api.

Edited 2009-10-28 21:48 UTC

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