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- MilhouseVH - 2012-01-26 03:28
Sorry to go off topic slightly, but I notice there's been some pretty impressive Qt 5 demonstrations shown running on the Raspberry Pi, and they've made me wonder if there has ever been any thought about adopting Qt QML/Quick to code the XBMC GUI.
Qt handles with ease the kind of transitions, transformations and reflections that XBMC uses for case art etc., and Qt QML/Quick would automatically take advantage of hardware GPU acceleration when it is available.
Obviously switching to Qt would bugger up skins, plugins and what have you, but would it be a beneficial progression over the longer term?
Here's the latest tech demo (no audio)...
and here's a much older demonstration (May 2010) of a Netflix application written in Qt 4.6, running on a Sigma Designs 500MHz MIPS SMP8654 processor with 256MB RAM:
- davilla - 2012-01-26 06:54
Yes, very off topic. Moving to something like QT would be a very painful refactor. Look at how long it took MythTV to do it and yet surprise, surprise, MythTV does not run on ANY embedded platform... Go figure.
- GingaNinja - 2012-01-26 12:56
Quote:Obviously switching to Qt would bugger up skins, plugins and what have you, but would it be a beneficial progression over the longer term?
Still, seeming as the Raspberry Pi is an educational device primarily for programming, might it be worth having a crack at doing some of that QT stuff on xbmc...?
I'd certainly have a play if I can...
- MR.WaynesWorld - 2012-01-26 16:25
Interesting article about the Raspberry Pi:
- castalla - 2012-01-26 17:04
... and of course it also has the obligatory idiotic comment! Sigh.
- PatK - 2012-01-26 17:46
Engadget has the Beagle Board up with XBMC Eden B2 on tap.
Straight link to the video
- effbiai - 2012-01-26 23:26
please stay on topic.
we don't want to learn about other set top boxes, beagle bones, programming languages and other shit that doesn't consern the PI + XBMC.
please discuss that in an other thread!
- Ned Scott - 2012-01-27 03:53
PatK Wrote:Engadget has the Beagle Board up with XBMC Eden B2 on tap.
- rflores2323 - 2012-01-28 18:52
when is this Raspberry Pi coming out so that we can purchase it?
would it handle downloading files to an external harddrive and then running xbmc on it?
- XBMCisGOD - 2012-01-28 23:38
rflores2323 Wrote:when is this Raspberry Pi coming out so that we can purchase it?
The first batch should be released within two weeks, although I expect them to go really fast. As soon as the Raspberry Pi guys get them from the factories and test some of them they will go on sale.
Yes is the answer to your second question.