Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Aug 2010 21:40 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives This summer, too, the Haikuproject is part of the Google Summer of Code event. One of the more interesting projects is the Services Kit (draft document!) by Christophe "Shusui" Huriaux, which is an API to facilitate the creation of native web-enabled programs using standard web protocols and data exchange mechanisms.
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The BeOS style multiple video demo is still VERY useful. The problem is that the purpose of this demo is misunderstood. This sort of demo is not meant to show the usefulness of Haiku, but to demonstrate the responsiveness of the system under heavy load, something which is at the heart of the Haiku user experience and that we seem to agree is a major strength of Haiku.

The problem is that all the competition can do the same thing, so it's not really showing much that's unique. Unless maybe they can't on netbook hardware that's slow enough? I don't have a netbook to test, but certainly they all run with ease on a modern desktop.

I think a better strategy might be showing quick 30 second youtube clips, where you:

open a netbook and boot
start an email app
make a quick reply to someone

all while a split screen shows another computer that is still trying to boot up.

I honestly don't see myself running Haiku on a desktop system anytime soon, but if it's really that quick then i think that could be a major selling point for people lugging around laptops, iPad clones, etc.

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