Alexander Kellett wrote:

> On Feb 8, 2005, at 12:28 PM, Robert Feldt wrote:
>> With Trolltech releasing qt4 for windows it would be interesting to
>> know the state of qtruby4 for windows? And Mac OS? Is it truly
>> cross-platform?
> 
> yup. works fine on mac os. however i've not yet
> tried it on windows. i'll try and hijack a windows box
> and get it compiled with mingw32. it should just work out
> of the box. however neither me nor richard have begun
> work on a qt4 port of qtruby as i'm busy with various other
> projects and qt4 isn't actually used in kde at all upto
> now. hopefully in the coming weeks i'll take a look.
> qt4 and thusly windows qt4 will be second quarter this
> year so we should have quite a bit of time :)
All I've done is download Qt 4.0 and have a look at how slots/signals are
implemented. Instead of QUObjects, it uses arrays of 'void *'s to pass the
arguments to a slot. That actually seemed more similar to how the Smoke
library expects its args, than the old way. Just that some things were
pointers to pointers, instead of just pointers.

But it would be really good to do some sort of prototype as soon as possible
with Qt 4, to get any implementation uncertainties out of the way.

>> On the squeak issue: Depends on what you mean with squeak, there are
>> very many aspects to it. Related to the VM issues I've resurrected my
>> old writing from my last employer (Thanks Ryan!) and have a few
>> squeak-related rubyvm material up on this page
> 
> maybe you'd be interested in:
> www.lypanov.net/rubydium7.pdf
> 
> btw, i tried contacting you a while back wrt ruth
> and was wondering if the spam filters caught the
> email? summary - would you like patches?
I'd love to do Squeak bindings for Qt/KDE, so we could integrate Croquet
with KDE. I did do some KDE Objective-C bindings, and solved the problem of
how to derive Smalltalk style method names from a C++ api - Squeak should
be very similar. Just need to change the Smoke library to keep tables of
arg names, like it keeps arg types at present.

-- Richard