Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 10:03 UTC, submitted by robertson
BeOS & Derivatives Two news items about alternative operating system news in a row? What is this, Christmas? In any case, the Haiku project, the darling of OSNews (hey it's okay now), has released its second alpha release. This new stable development release contains some serious improvements over the first alpha.
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nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

Besides QT programs being cross platform, I just don't see any other benefit to use QT API over the Haiku API.


How about Qt Creator?

Why should developers bother learning the API of an OS that doesn't have a userbase? Because you think the system is cool? Yea good luck with that.

Building around Qt is good advice. The Haiku team needs to remember that most developers do not share their nostalgic attachment.

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kedwards Member since:
2009-04-25

I wouldn't know how good QT creator is on Haiku because I use Paladin. I might try it out and give my feedback about it.

I don't think Haiku is going to have a problem attracting developers to their API. IMO it's a great API and easy to learn. Developers are going to weigh their options and pick the best tool for their needs.

The QT port gives the Haiku users more software to choose from and that's a good thing™.

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biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

Why should developers bother learning the API of an OS that doesn't have a userbase? Because you think the system is cool? Yea good luck with that.

Because it's a great API ;)
Powerful and simple to learn and use. I actually whish I could use it on other OSs.

Building around Qt is good advice. The Haiku team needs to remember that most developers do not share their nostalgic attachment.

Haiku was born mostly because of it. Remaking it on QT means turning it into something else, trashing half of the work done, and rewriting a lot of stuff. Haiku devs just aren't interested.

Why not write things in Java then? Or in Mono? Or in GnuStep? You name it.

Edited 2010-05-12 15:01 UTC

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