Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2007 22:12 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Even more Haiku news today. Oliver Ruiz Dorantes, who will be monitoring GSoC student Salvatore Benedetto coming summer, has started work on what will become an office suite for Haiku. His blog already shows the first screenshots of the project. He is seeking for help on the project, so if you have the experience, feel free t help him out. Also, a new batch of icons has been added to Haiku.
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Bit Soup...
by JonathanBThompson on Tue 17th Apr 2007 23:57 UTC
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Ever hear/read the story about Stone Soup?

Someone with a pot of water starts heating it, and puts a stone in it, and people ask them, "Hey, what are you cooking?" they explain it's missing a few things, and ask if they have anything to contribute. Little bit by little bit, the soup grows into something more tasty than hot water with a rock in it, and everyone enjoys.

Seems this may be the Bit Soup Office ;)

Hey, whatever works: it's a massive undertaking, and sooner or later it's hoped Haiku is a desktop OS worthy of attracting more users than merely ubergeeks that develop stuff for fun, and for that, the majority of computer users need good office software. Porting Open Office (ala Sun) would be (at best) a major headache because of how different the threading and system interactions are between BeOS/Haiku and any other platform it currently exists on: just ask the people that worked on the FireFox port how much trouble that caused!

By far, a native application is preferable on any platform, so keep on going!

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