[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Hardware platform support

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Sun Apr 12 23:21:06 BST 2009

Jonathan Marsden wrote:
 > My thinking was based mainly on the current Qt documentation at
 > http://doc.trolltech.com/4.5/supported-platforms.html , which does not
 > include Linux on much of anything non-Intel other than ARM.  Not even
 > for unofficial "community" support.  Currently, Bibletime needs Qt.  I
 > think it needs Qt 4.x, for some value of x I am not sure of ... does it
 > need 4.4?

2.0alpha needs 4.4. Maybe 4.5 is too new to have even community support?

 > I should have checked the older packages in Debian, you are quite right.
 >  Somewhat surprisingly, everything they need does seem to be available
 > on older CPU architectures.  And apparently, much of Qt4 has been
 > ported, too, despite what the Trolltech web page I read says about lack
 > of support... so maybe BibleTime 2.0 *will* work on m68k or mips 
after all!
 > Jonathan

Ok. I suppose they support *officially* only few important 
architectures, but because they work hard to be cross-platform, there 
should be no reason why Qt doesn't work on other architectures, too.

And I guess the same goes with Gnome/Gtk and Xiphos, too. But this is 
all guesswork, maybe even more than your guesses. And also off-topic, 
even though interesting :)

--Eeli Kaikkonen

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