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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aesiamun
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2005-06-29

Yeah that's what Haiku needs for R1...an iTunes like MP3 player...

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Tyr. Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah that's what Haiku needs for R1...an iTunes like MP3 player...


No need to be sarcastic. Haiku is a desktop oriented OS, this means providing apps people use frequently at home. Everyone has mp3's on their pc, everyone needs a decent app to play and manage them. This is suppposed to be a media-os right ?

Look at what people use and try to fill that need. To me this means browser > mail > mp3. And I don't think that people after years of using iTunes and its clones on linux will be satisfied with a 90's era player.

Of course this is all just IMHO.

Edit : to clarify I'm talking about third party apps, not suggesting that any of this should be done by the Haiku-os people. They've enough on their hands.

Edited 2007-04-18 09:58 UTC

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stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

And of course, noone uses a desktop word processor. I mean, what's the use of being able to produce letters, reports, documents or anything serious on a home machine? What people really need is the ability to listen to music. When will people realise that food, beer, sleep and MP3s are the only things that people need to survive in life?

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Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

Look again, Haiku's MediaPlayer looks like it will end up features found in SoundPlay.

MediaPlayer already supports most sound formats and a number of video formats, I expect streaming to end up added to the mix soon.

As good as ITunes? No. A 90's music player? No-Way.

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aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

I think my point was that I don't think an "iTunes like mp3 player" is a good solution. I liked soundplay a lot, and hope the solution will be along the same lines. Offer a music player that supports multiple formats and keep video out. iTunes is just...messy.

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