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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A great desktop operating system would let you download any software as a single file and run it by double clicking. You should be able to 'install' it by copying that file into an 'apps' directory, and uninstall it by deleting the file. Moving applications from one PC to another is a matter of copying that single file.

All of this is possible with the new plans for the Haiku package manager and package format.

Why can't the Haiku developers just tell application developers that libraries should be included in application bundles?

Libraries CAN be included in application bundles in the new Haiku package format. They'll run perfectly, even if you have another version of the library installed.

It sounds to me like you have a bad case of "WHY CAN'T EVERYONE DO IT THE WAY I THINK IS THE BEST?" ;)

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