Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 23:00 UTC, submitted by Michael Oliveira
BeOS & Derivatives And now we're ready to start picking the fruits of Qt being available on Haiku. We reported on the completion of the Qt port to Haiku on January 1, 2010, and now we already have KOffice running on the open source recreation of the BeOS. A modern office suite for Haiku!
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umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

After installing all the necessary ported dependencies, how big is the disk footprint for this?

Also, if someone has time, I'd like to see some basic memory-utilization metrics, and CPU utilization while using KDE apps...

While I believe having the option to port Qt and KDE apps to Haiku is pretty nice, and a useful temporary solution, I have to wonder how many advantages gained by using Haiku are once again diminished after choosing this path.

For example, Haiku has a lot of potential on resource-limited hardware in the future - especially in the low-powered device space. I absolutely love running Haiku on my Acer Aspire One because it is highly responsive and "lightweight" feeling.

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Syphadias Member since:
2008-02-16

Exactly the sort of details a BeOS or Amiga use would be paying attention to!

This is the most important question of them all. I agree, this is a nice tie me over, but nothing beats a native app that was written from the ground up with multi-threading and low resource use in mind.

Thankfully I still have a full copy of Gobe Productive, but I'll probably install this just to see how it runs.

Keep up the good work, the OS needs quick and dirty ports until it gets on it's feet...

...again.

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I still have my SoundPlay license. Best music app ever. I also still have Gobe Productive. Atho' a Haiku user I converse with from time to time said you cannot do a direct install of Productive for some reason. That might be old news and I could be wrong.

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Bille Member since:
2007-05-31

I haven't tested this, but I'd like to point out that KOffice is being adapted (professionally) for the Maemo platform, so keeping the footprint down is a priority for KOffice and the KDE platform. First results are an MS Office doc viewer: http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/4143 .

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I haven't tested this, but I'd like to point out that KOffice is being adapted (professionally) for the Maemo platform, so keeping the footprint down is a priority for KOffice and the KDE platform. First results are an MS Office doc viewer: http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/4143 .


That's good to hear - I hope someone will adapt it to Haiku's native widget system...

These images make it look somewhat alien running on Haiku:

http://files.tiltos.com/website/kde/haiku-koffice-kword.png

http://files.tiltos.com/website/kde/haiku-koffice-kpresenter.png

A truly integrated port would be neat...

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