Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Jan 2006 18:19 UTC
Zeta A selection of BeOS/Zeta news today. First off, here's a progress report on YellowTAB's attempt at porting OpenOffice.org to Zeta: "We have now succeeded in porting 50 of the total of 200 packages of OpenOffice to yellowTAB ZETA. This includes one of the most complex components namely the SAL (System Abstraction Layer)." Secondly, IsComputerOn points out that screenshots of the BeMediaCenter have been published, while an update to BeeF is almost finished. And last but not least, Cola-coder is working on a front-end to IM_Kit (ICO has a download link).
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Nice
by Sauron on Sun 15th Jan 2006 21:25 UTC
Sauron
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2005-08-02

to see progress being made with Beos software. Now we need java and flash and away we go!

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Java still missing
by w-ber on Sun 15th Jan 2006 22:17 UTC
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2005-08-21

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't OOo require Java? Are they planning on using the pre-alpha Java VM for BeOS/Haiku or somehow shrug off the question altogether?

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RE: Java still missing
by Emerson on Sun 15th Jan 2006 23:24 UTC in reply to "Java still missing"
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2005-09-19

"Are they planning on using the pre-alpha Java VM for BeOS/Haiku or somehow shrug off the question altogether?"

I believe they're planning on gcj and a classpath port. Then again, I can't recall where exactly I heard that, so take it with a grain of salt.

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RE: Java still missing
by saxiyn on Mon 16th Jan 2006 02:42 UTC in reply to "Java still missing"
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2005-07-08

Debian used to maintain a patchset to build OOo completely without Java. It mainly consisted of converting Java build tools doing XML magic to C build tools doing XML magic...

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any port in a storm
by melgross on Sun 15th Jan 2006 22:42 UTC
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2005-08-12

It seems as though they have a long way to go. OOo isn't very BeOS-like, though, if it ever gets done, it will be better than nothing.

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Typo
by A.H. on Sun 15th Jan 2006 22:59 UTC
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2005-11-11

"YewllowTAB's attempt"

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tcsh
by saxiyn on Mon 16th Jan 2006 02:47 UTC
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2005-07-08

From the article:

"Particularly interesting is that yellowTAB has converted the majority of the scripts written for the cShell (csh) to sh/bash/korn scripts. These converted scripts have now made their way into the main tree of OOo and this highlights the fact that yellowTAB is actively contributing to the OpenOffice project rather than simply porting it."

Wow, I am in awe. Many people tried to do that and failed, if I recall correctly. Kudos!

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Bravo...
by flywheel on Mon 16th Jan 2006 18:30 UTC
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2005-12-28

I can only say Bravo...

I almost feel the urge to invest in a Zeta license :o)

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