Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jan 2010 17:03 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
BeOS & Derivatives As I drag myself from cup of coffee to cup of coffee, led by the soothing sounds of The Eagles, still recovering from last night (happy new year everyone!), it hit me that there is this thing I normally do, this website. Anyway, we've got some good Haiku news on this first day of 2010.
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Qt On Haiku
by OSGuy on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 08:30 UTC
OSGuy
Member since:
2006-01-01

To people that have tried this, does this work properly? For example:

- Open/Save dialog boxes, which dialog is open, QT or Haiku?

- You have two file managers open, you rename a file in one, say in the QT one. Will the changes take effect in the other explorer too, the Haiku one? It should send some type of message to the OS that will tell that a file has been renamed so the framework can process the message and reflect the changes in Haiku?

- If you copy content such as an image or text from a QT app, is the content available in Haiku?

This type of integration in my opinion is important as it makes things look more solid.

Edited 2010-01-02 08:48 UTC

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RE: Qt On Haiku
by matako on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 11:02 in reply to "Qt On Haiku"
matako Member since:
2009-02-13

- Open/Save dialog boxes, which dialog is open, QT or Haiku?
- You have two file managers open, you rename a file in one, say in the QT one. Will the changes take effect in the other explorer too
- If you copy content such as an image or text from a QT app, is the content available in Haiku?


Haven't tested it much but so far...

- Open/Save panels seem to be Haiku native and work ok.
- If a Haiku application sets up and listens to the Node Monitor notifications, then yes, changes wil be visible immediately in Haiku applications no matter what changed them - happens on the FS level. However, it is something completely application dependent. No Haiku application needs to monitor those changes nor it is automatic.
- The clipboard works for text, havent tried other types of data. In general, Haiku/BeOS relies on MIME typing for clipoard snippets, so I am not sure if all the details are covered, but it certainly works for text.

All in all - a solid port. Very usable and performance is actually quite good. In fact, I am writing this in Haiku (gcc2 hybrid, works out-of-the-box) with Arora Web Browser on an AMD XP2000 system and find it to perform better than BeZilla...

Edited 2010-01-02 11:05 UTC

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RE[2]: Qt On Haiku
by OSGuy on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 11:25 in reply to "RE: Qt On Haiku"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

Thanks for that helpful reply matako. I appreciate it, and yes I agree in relation to file renaming. I have tried doing something similar with Windows and it is 100% app dependent. Well it is looking good then. I am not sure why you got modded down and why. Unfortunately it won't let me + it, I think your response is great though.

Edited 2010-01-02 11:26 UTC

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