Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Oct 2013 17:22 UTC, submitted by Alan Searchwell
BeOS & Derivatives

I'm proud to announce that, at last, the package management branch has been merged into the main development line, aka master branch. The builds and nightly images from hrev46113 on will include the new feature.

I only notice now that I should probably have given Matt a heads-up upfront, since due to the somewhat changed build process the build bot will need an update. So there might be a bit of a delay until the first Haiku PM nightly images will hit the website. Sorry for that.

Onwards to beta 1.

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Comment by drcouzelis
by drcouzelis on Tue 1st Oct 2013 19:16 UTC
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I, like many I think, have been so excited to get package management in Haiku for quite some time.

I'm installing the latest nightly tonight, at the very least just to ensure that it still runs AWESOMELY on my desktop. ;)

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RE: Comment by drcouzelis
by umccullough on Tue 1st Oct 2013 19:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by drcouzelis"
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I'm installing the latest nightly tonight, at the very least just to ensure that it still runs AWESOMELY on my desktop. ;)

YMMV, there are still some kinks being worked out I believe. I suspect there will be some further tweaking over the coming weeks.

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RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis
by drcouzelis on Tue 1st Oct 2013 19:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by drcouzelis"
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Good. I'm always sad when the latest nightlies work perfectly, because then I don't get to work on bug reporting with the Haiku developers. (I'm serious, they're super cool and easy to work with) ;)

Edited 2013-10-01 19:46 UTC

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Comment by JPisini
by JPisini on Tue 1st Oct 2013 19:30 UTC
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Congrats to the Haiku guys. I have been looking forward to this for a long time.

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Encouraging news!
by BlueofRainbow on Tue 1st Oct 2013 23:40 UTC
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It's good to hear an encouraging bit of news - especially about an alternative operating system.

This sounds like a major milestone reached on the path towards a beta release.

I hope this attracts the attention of talented would-be application developers. Many of the applications available are still from the BeOS era. Although one does not fixing what is not broken (yet), it would be nice to see something fresh.

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v Haiku one step closer to Linux
by Jace on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 02:18 UTC
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but the developer attitudes of the open source world took over.

Imagine that.

It frustrates me when people claim that Haiku doesn't need to deal with modern software problems, and it can somehow remain in the past while every other OS in existence progresses forward.

Look around - package management is a must now. Every operating system has some form of it.

The days of running software installers and manually dealing with dependencies by hand are long gone now.

Unless Haiku intends to provide every application a user must need, and not require any 3rd party software to make it usable, it cannot survive without this.

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There are more than five Haiku users.

It's true that Haiku users don't need package management, but, as with all software, anything that makes Haiku easier to use is better.

I think Haiku looks fantastic, but who cares? More importantly, the user interface gets out of my way and lets me do what I want to use my computer for in a quick and efficient manner.

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Package management in Haiku
by safiuddinkhan on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 06:20 UTC
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Good to see them kicking . I really wish they succeeded

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Not ugly
by Drunkula on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 13:13 UTC
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Minimalist, maybe. But not ugly IMHO. Regardless I like it. Clean and easy....

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Comment by v_bobok
by v_bobok on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 07:58 UTC
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I wish Haiku to succeed.

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by cipri on Fri 4th Oct 2013 00:13 UTC
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haiku is making good progress, but my concerns are that if the trend goes like this the traditional laptops are going to become more like tablets. (I'm also today using a bluetooth keyboard for my ultrabook, so why would i not use a tablet with such a bluetooth keyboard if needed). Once the tablet makes more advances, and also handwriting becomes better on tablets, it can happen that the traditional laptops could start to be not that popular. (not to speak about the missing port to arm, since most tablets are running on arm).

The biggest problem of haiku is perhaps that it has not chrome running on it, and is very very unlikely that it will be ever ported (and maintained).

speech recognition and google now on the desktop might also become useful and more popular, and haiku again will not be able to benefit from google chrome,etc....

Let's see what the future brings... but at least it is nice to see an operating system that is somehow a little different to the others, coming up with own solutions.

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