[Development] Qt Platform Extras

Samuel Rødal samuel.rodal at digia.com
Mon Mar 4 13:16:34 CET 2013

On 03/04/2013 01:08 PM, Sorvig Morten wrote:
> On Mar 4, 2013, at 8:13 AM, Samuel Rødal <samuel.rodal at digia.com> wrote:
>> What about things such as offscreen platform plugins used for testing?
>> Or what about a theoretical platform plugin that would stream rendering
>> commands to somewhere else? Imagine running wayland clients on Mac or
>> Windows for instance, with the server being a Linux machine. Or a
>> platform plugin that lets you run your Qt applications inside Second Life.
>> There might be these and other use cases on Windows and Mac in the
>> future, so I wouldn't recommend going back to the Qt 4 way of thinking.
> I don't think this is a problem in practice since you can run against e.g. Wayland on on Mac and still link against ApplicationServices. Of course, the native conversion functions would be of little use then.

True, so conversion to from "plain" structures such as CGRect etc is 
probably not a big deal. Let's however not expose any platform plugin 
implementation details in the QtCore / QtGui APIs.


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