Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Aug 2013 21:00 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives

Although I have been a lazy blogger lately we haven't been lazy working on our remaining tasks at all. So, unsurprisingly, since my previous post we have reached and passed a few nice milestones. The latest one is that we're finally able to build the gcc2/gcc4 hybrid Haiku images again, including all the software needed for the official release.

While that in itself isn't a particularly impressive feat - after all we were already able to build the complete gcc 2 part before - the interesting aspect is how we are doing it.

Interesting progress for Haiku.

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RE: Focus
by umccullough on Thu 22nd Aug 2013 23:27 UTC in reply to "Focus"
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There's a port of KOffice that is just a mess so I looked at Gobe Productive. The trial version from Haikuware looked promising but then I found out that Gobe has long since dropped sales or support of the package.


There were a couple options you missed...

ThinkFree Office has been proven to run on Haiku using the OpenJDK port (with some hacks that make them launch from a launcher icon).

Google Docs would be a decent alternative as well - but I'm not sure the web browser is yet up to the task.

Why not just come out and say it: you really need/want OpenOffice/LibreOffice. They're not easy to port, sadly.

Improving the web browser is more important I think - and will likely bring a lot more useful "application" support to Haiku. Don't underestimate the usefulness of internet sites these days.

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