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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Mature?
by danboid on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 11:00 UTC
danboid
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2006-03-21

Wow!

Apparently Haiku supports my Broadcom Wifi chipset now! Great news- we're just eargerly awaiting WPA2 support now and then the Haiku exodus begins in earnest. I can live without 3D accel but not encrypted wifi. Shame the intel wifi chipsets don't seem to be supported yet as they're also very common.

Mature QT port? Why are they only demonstrating some simple games then? When we can run k3b, Krita/koffice, KDEnlive, LMMS or qtractor well under Haiku, then I'll consider the QT port mature. Can we??

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RE: Mature?
by cerbie on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 11:49 in reply to "Mature?"
cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

Most of those things rely on good support for an underlying unixy system, and then much of KDE on top of that. Qt is just one piece. You will first see better native ports of apps that are not DE-dependent, like VLC 1.x.

Native ports will still take some work, just that it will take far less work per port than with a custom framework/toolkit/whatever, and they won't suck from not being fully native. Most of the GUI will actually be native, and will be made so automatically. Among other things, this allows the platform (Haiku) to keep resource use under control, without the app helping or hurting much, and allows the platform to dictate a great deal of the look and feel, including things like handling focus, without the programmer having to mess with the UI code much to have it all work.

Qt4 has no marketing machine, but if it did, it would hard to over-hype it.

Edited 2010-01-02 11:53 UTC

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RE: Mature?
by Parry Hotter on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 15:24 in reply to "Mature?"
Parry Hotter Member since:
2007-07-20

There are quite a number of Intel chips supported already, see http://www.haikuware.com/blog/wlan-stack-sum-up-on-going-and-future...

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