posted by Johan Thelin @ 09:24
If it's as they say a new windowing system, it will probably need a new Qt port.
Wondering too. It is based on a linux kernel, so at least we'll be able to install eg Ubuntu instead and have the hardware working. For the common person a locked down device is interesting though as security against virusses. As an application developer however, I don't want to manage a server to have my app working, so I suppose a google gears application for on those devices?? I'd still prefer to use python though to code...
No, it's not nice. It's just anotherway for "big brother" Google to get your data.
Well the "Google OS" will use Linux OS (kernel) so the Qt porting is not so hard. Problems comes with the new window manager or more likely Xorg replacement.
I'd guess that they'll access the framebuffer somehow. The question really is if they just build a monolitic app, or some sort of display server that Qt can talk to....
I think this should be called pwn3d OS, because it will mark the beginning of Google's total ownership of your life
" because it will mark the beginning of Google's total ownership of your life " That is a good thing, right?
"The software architecture is simple. Google Chrome running on a new windowing system on a Linux Kernel." Apps run in the browser. That's the plan.Why would anyone want to port Qt to this? You want to build Qt apps that run in a standards based web browser? You don't need gChrome OS for that. www.iquip.org. Oh, you want to port Qt to this platform so you can write other apps besides Chrome to run here. Great idea. I'm sure Google will be all over helping you subvert their software architecture.It's a platform designed for users who just want a web browser. I suspect that's not you, but it's a lot of people. Few/None of those people want any Qt app imho.
I don't think it's a good idea to give all the data to an external server, but if this:http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/1015761is implemented.no privacy would be invaded and still you can use all your webapps but there's still the question, why use web app instead of local app, i can understand someone using a service to share photos or the like but why the fuck I would want document on an external server?
I wonder if the new windowing system will be Wayland, and if so, then perhaps a Qt port won't be that difficult.
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