Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 10:03 UTC, submitted by robertson
BeOS & Derivatives Two news items about alternative operating system news in a row? What is this, Christmas? In any case, the Haiku project, the darling of OSNews (hey it's okay now), has released its second alpha release. This new stable development release contains some serious improvements over the first alpha.
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RE[4]: Making progresses, but...
by Neolander on Wed 12th May 2010 15:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Making progresses, but..."
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"It's true that it's simpler. But I wonder if this behavior is here to stay when Haiku devs begin to have security in mind. Good security without some kind of installer is difficult. I'm personally a packet advocate : it allows caring about security and centralized software management, without introducing some "next" hell...

There is no "next" hell in Haiku ;) If you ever get the chance to install a .pkg, you will see how fast it is to install one. Double-click, install, done. Just like in Linux.

Yes, that's what I improperly called a packet in that post (I know that the good word is package, but both words happen to be translated as "paquet" (reads as [päkè]) in French so sometimes I make the mistake).

Packages are the best way of distributing software that I know of. It works with *or* without a central server, it doesn't require everyday admin access for some untrusted "installer" program, it's easy to install and behaves in a consistent way across multiple software...

Edited 2010-05-12 15:05 UTC

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