Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Aug 2006 20:31 UTC, submitted by Kian Duffy
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku, the open-source BeOS replacement project, turns five years old today. Founded in August 2001 as OpenBeOS with the intention of replacing BeOS due to the lack of action by the then-ailing Be, Haiku has seen five years of change in the BeOS market but continues to progress.
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RE[4]: "Open source" desktop
by umccullough on Fri 18th Aug 2006 23:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: "Open source" desktop"
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

Sure - sounds reasonable. But right now Haiku is also pre-alpha - so hey - whatever ;)

But please explain to me the exact purpose of "package management" ? - i'm not sure I follow how that's a requirement for an OS.

I'm pretty sure when I unzip an app and it "just runs" - that it is very much sufficient to get the job done.

Actually, please don't answer this - I think i see where this discussion is going, and I suspect it's pointless to even discuss at this point for Haiku.

Edited 2006-08-18 23:20

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RE[5]: "Open source" desktop
by sbergman27 on Fri 18th Aug 2006 23:32 in reply to "RE[4]: "Open source" desktop"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

>I'm pretty sure when I unzip an app and it "just runs" - that it is very much sufficient to get the job done.

Hey, if it works it works. That strategy has worked, and worked well, for Slackware users for many years, even without my blessing. :-)

Edited 2006-08-18 23:33

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