Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Mar 2013 22:39 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "Last Friday Oliver and I met up to discuss the state of things and how we intend to proceed. The run-time support for package management in Haiku (in the package management branch, of course) is in pretty good shape already. With the system itself and all the third-party software living in packages the system boots and is fully functional."
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by lubod on Sun 31st Mar 2013 18:09 UTC
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I think Zima is correct that even if RISCOS had something first, NeXTStep was more influential in making it popular, both by itself, and because it is the basis for Mac OS X.

Ironic that things that keep Haiku from Release 1 are 'cruft' left over from its BeOS legacy. As I recall, BeOS' speed and performance came largely from dropping support for applications from legacy OSes (Mac and Windows) and legacy CPUs (you had to have a PowerPC Mac or Pentium or 486? nothing older would do). Thus backward compatibility with BeOS (to whatever degree it exists) slows Haiku development in a way that the original BeOS programmers would likely frown upon.

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