Has anyone ever considered writing a porting utility that can map x qt etc to the native api and prodyce a tree of diffs that could speed up and simplify ports ?
This way the tool could make the application native and patches could be upstreamed.
It seems like 95% of the effort exists in writing the library to start with. Afaik the biggest hurdle for ports to a different api is the large amount boiler plate code that makes it tedious.
It would also dramatically improve the odds of the haiku api being used.