Linked by bcavally on Mon 21st Dec 2009 17:18 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Today there are many operating systems available. Every vendor or community round it tries to make it as good as possible. Having different goals, different legacy and different cultures, they succeed in it more or less. We (end users) end up with big selection of operating systems, but for us the operating systems are usually compromise of the features that we would like to have. So is there an operating system that would fit all the needs of the end user? Is is the BeOS clone Haiku?
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StephenBeDoper
Member since:
2005-07-06

...which is quality and quantity of software. Be and NeXT both offered superior user experiences in the 90s, but software choices were limited. OS X fixed this problem on the NeXT side, and software abounds there.


I think that the presence of Qt has the potential to go a long way towards solving the software availability problem for Haiku. At least in the sense of providing acceptable stopgap solutions, until a truly-native equivalent is available.

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mlankton Member since:
2009-06-11

Not a big fan of porting X apps to other platforms via gtk and qt. Yes, it would be better than nothing, but nowhere near as good as decent native apps.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Not a big fan of porting X apps to other platforms via gtk and qt.


I think it's only Qt apps that have been ported, rather than KDE apps. My understanding is that Qt is designed to be cross-platform and has no real dependence on X.

Yes, it would be better than nothing, but nowhere near as good as decent native apps.


Have you tried Qt on Haiku yet? I believe the port is still just an Alpha, but the Qt apps I've tried already integrate quite well in terms of look-and-feel. I'd be hard-pressed to distinguish between a native Haiku app and a Qt app running on Haiku.

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