[Interest] multiple displaying backends on OS X?

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Sun Jan 25 16:32:12 CET 2015

On Sunday 25 January 2015 12:26:14 René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> Hello,
> If I understand correctly (I'm far from acquainted with Qt let alone version
> 5 yet) Qt 5 uses a plugin approach for the displaying/rendering backend.
> Does this mean it should (theoretically) be possible to build and use an
> X11 backend on OS X, so that Qt applications can be used remotely? There
> would certainly be use-cases for such a feature in heterogenous
> environments, I think.

Yes, this was one of the design goals for Qt 5: all of the displaying is done 
via a plugin, which is selected at runtime.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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