Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2007 21:29 UTC
Zeta A lot of things have happened in the past few days concerning Zeta, BeOS, and Haiku. In order to create some order in the chaos, Eugenia and I have created a rough timeline of what happened the past 6-7 years. Read on for the timeline and some more thoughts on the matter. Update: Magnusoft ceases distribution of Zeta. Update II: Access answered the questions posed in the article.
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RE: irrelevant eh?
by mmu_man on Fri 6th Apr 2007 10:58 UTC in reply to "irrelevant eh?"
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2006-09-30

By the way, the moment Haiku starts to show any ambition for winning the world in mobile computing, cellphones and PDAs, I think I will lose interest right away (I don't own any of these toys).

The "focus" shift as Be did long ago wouldn't happen to Haiku.
Because a) The team doesn't want to get out of desktop, and b) mobile devices are so close to desktop (at least in term of power) now that it makes much more sense now than before to do both IMO. It's just "mobile" desktops, but still desktops. (I don't count T9 phones in). So appart some GUI optimizations for screen space (= font sensitivity, ... which is also good for desktop) and speed (which is also good for desktop) there is not much to change. The rest (drivers, handwriting stuff) can be written as addons and so wouldn't impair the main focus. Notwithstanding the l33t factor of having Haiku run on a Zaurus, a QTek or an n800 ;) )))

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