Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2008 20:35 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives According to a news post on the Haiku project website, a new port team is being formed to bring Java technologies to the Haiku platform. The goal of the Haiku Java Team is to port OpenJDK to Haiku, and they would like to see the port included within the structure of Sun's OpenJDK project. The Haiku developers have already been in contact with members of the OpenJDK Porters Group to pursue their objective, and a formal proposal has also been submitted for consideration by the OpenJDK project. The Haiku Java Team is an initiative lead by Bryan Varner, who together with Andrew Bachmann worked on the port of Java to BeOS in the past (demo video).
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1. That is a very lame excuse. I brought the topic up on of the Haiku lists, but apparently noone cares about people actually wanting to use it.

2. The shortcomings of ISO can easily be overcome. See Linux for example. There is a way to start a Linux installation from pure DOS. The same should be true to BeOS/Haiku. Don't blame it on ISO.

3. People want to try out Haiku - and most of them DON'T have a BeOS installation. So be prepared for these people and help them. Let them try Haiku - they can help you in giving you valuable information about compatible/incompatible hardware etc. p.p. Work with them and involve them!

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