Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jan 2007 16:42 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives BePDF, the .pdf viewer for BeOS (no, really?), can now be run on Haiku. "BePDF is working in Haiku, as you can see in the screenshot. You need to copy a few libs. Just a question: why is BePDF not included in the Haiku basic software, but a PDF printer is?"
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RE[3]: Haiku progress.
by testadura on Thu 11th Jan 2007 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Haiku progress."
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ah....the file copying-issue by Luposian.... again!

HAIKU is NOT finished yet.
But feel free to fix it.

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RE[4]: Haiku progress.
by Luposian on Fri 12th Jan 2007 04:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Haiku progress."
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Oh, I'm, sorry, I didn't know that file copying was necessary for an OS to be FINISHED. I thought it was simply a very basic, necessary function of the OS, regardless at what stage it is in development. And the sooner, the better/

But apparently you seem to think that my request will only be met when Haiku is FINISHED!

Feel free to fix it? If I knew how to program, it WOULD be fixed by now. But I don't, so all I get the pleasure of doing is harping on this one issue that prevents me from USING Haiku on a daily basis, even at the pre-alpha stage it's at.

And, trust me, I plan to keep bringing this topic up every now and then until it IS addressed... no matter how many people it pisses off! I'm not here to be "liked". I'm here to see a basic OS function implemented, in my favorite open source OS, based on my favorite non-Windows, non-MacOS X operating system.

What do you wanna bet Minix 3, even in it's current stage of development, can copy files correctly? What about TriangleOS? Or FreeDOS? Or SkyOS? These are ALL *unfinished* OS's (and SkyOS is a one-man programming effort, from all I've read and seen recently) and yet... they can somehow COPY FILES!

Why is this ONE single function curiously absent in Haiku, which, by this time, is growing more usable by the day? What makes this one function so horribly unimportant (or difficult to implement) that it's implementation is virtually uncared about?

Would someone be willing to fix this issue for $250? $500? $750? $1,000? On the spot, upon payment? Or is every aspect of Haiku such a "labor of love", that no one will work on anything but that which THEY want to work on, regardless if it could mean the difference between USING Haiku on a daily basis and WISHING it could be used on a daily basis?

The end result will be an OS that others will use, whether or not they fix this particular issue today or 100 years from now. But... doesn't it behoove EVERYONE to get the most basic elements of the underlying OS functions squared away before the other stuff is piled on, ad infinitum?

I sure think so. Shame, no one else seems to.

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RE[5]: Haiku progress.
by testadura on Fri 12th Jan 2007 09:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Haiku progress."
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Ik agree with you on the fact that file copying is a very important functionality of an OS. Even if the OS is in pre-alpha stage!

I was just trying to say this is not the place for reporting bugs. When I read your post about the issue, it seems like you feel the Haiku devs aren't focussing on the right stuff and Haiku is just shit right now... Is this the message you want to give to the curious people who aren't familiar with Beos/Haiku?

Use the mailing lists for constructive comments. Or just learn to program ;-)

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RE[5]: Haiku progress.
by MYOB on Fri 12th Jan 2007 10:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Haiku progress."
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Have you considered you may possibly be obsessed with this? Its not healthy.

It'll be fixed when Haiku has an alpha release. Its not even at that stage yet. Get over it.

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RE[5]: Haiku progress.
by TQH ! on Fri 12th Jan 2007 12:32 in reply to "RE[4]: Haiku progress."
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And this my friends is the reason why Haiku doesn't ship any official releases until it is done.

You get a lot a flac as a dev, from people that apparently know a lot better than you what you are trying to do...

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