Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jan 2013 10:33 UTC, submitted by Straylight
BeOS & Derivatives Ars 'reviews' Haiku, and concludes that "at the end of the day, Haiku may not be much more than an interesting diversion, something to play with on a spare bit of hardware on a rainy afternoon just for a bit of fun. But even if it amounts to no more than that, Haiku is still worth checking out." The article is a bit scant on content, but it does give me the opportunity to link to my review of Haiku alpha 1 from 3 years ago. I try Haiku every now and then to see if that review needs an update, but it always amounts to 'it got a bit more stable' - which is fantastic, but not a reason to redo it.
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phoudoin
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Have you actually *seen* the source code?


I prefer to not reply to such question.
Put me under the 5th amendment protection, please.
:-)

The entire font rendering subsystem was also another part that was licensed. I believe the Dano version might have moved to Freetype, or maybe that was just Yellowtab, but the original code was licensed.


True, the original font rendering was licensed from Bitstream IIRC.
But that doesn't make my comment about BeOS's Midi Kit not being a licensed code any less valid.

Regarding the rest of your comment, I agree.

My reaction was regarding Midi kit and OpenGL licensing (if any) vs NextStep equvalents ones as being one major point behind the choice of Apple.
It was clearly not. Never was.

As I said, there were many reasons, many very valids indeed, Steve Jobs, OS frameworks maturity, Unix at the bottom, code portability and Gassée was blind when he made this now cult comment.
But neither Midi or 3D technologies licensing issues were ones of the reasons, as claimed.

Edited 2013-01-10 15:26 UTC

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