Linked by Andrew Hudson on Mon 20th Jun 2011 17:19 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku Alpha 3 has been in development for more than 14 months. In that time more than 800 bugs have been identified and fixed, major sections have been updated, applications have been added and updated, and great progress has been made in supporting additional hardware. Here is a summary of updates, more details can be found here. Also inside, interviews with some core Haiku developers.
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Riddle me this: Why doesn't Mac OS X have any problems with dependencies? Why can't the Haiku developers just tell application developers that libraries should be included in application bundles?

BeOS does have dependency problems that Haiku inherits. BeOS was also made at a time when shared libraries made sense. If you're on a 28.8k modem with less than a gig of hard disk space, sharing dependencies is an attractive prospect.

It's not 1995 anymore, though, and you'll struggle to find anyone that cares that they have a dozen copies of Qt on their PC.

Edited 2011-06-20 19:04 UTC

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