[mythtv] Can I use plain Qt widgets inside the MythTV framework (was: How do I use the UIManagedTreeListType widget?)

Isaac Richards ijr at po.cwru.edu
Wed Aug 4 19:23:27 EDT 2004


On Wednesday 04 August 2004 06:41 pm, Kenneth Aafl°y wrote:
> Hi Thor, Isaac, any other member of the MythTV team, and the list.
>
> On Wednesday 04 August 2004 23:29, thor wrote:
> > 	The whole idea of the new mythui stuff is to try and have a layer that
> > handles low level drawing that is independent of the drawing method (qt,
> > opengl, etc.).
>
> Why don't you submit patches to the Qt project for the existing drawing
> routines, rather than making your own? Or are you planning to submit the
> new drawing routines upstream?

There's no need to.  The actual drawing routines currently in mythui are quite 
heavily based on the Qt4 tech preview.  Major things I've improved are text 
rendering and the texture cache, and both of those are fairly trivial.

The rest of the architecture isn't all that well suited for a generic toolkit 
such as Qt.

Isaac


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