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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Haiku is unique
by mabhatter on Wed 18th Apr 2007 05:59 UTC
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It's unique and should have a unique office program matched to what it can do. Remember messaging and servers.. any good office program has to use those cool abilities to tie windows together and pull programs into other programs that BeOS had. In my opinion that was why commercial people didn't want to touch it. BeOS was a very "one program" type system. Properly written programs were more a pool of small programs than one single "exe". The problem any commercial app would have under an OS like Be would be other users ripping off the modules to use in their own apps.. BeOS supported "mashups" long before it was ever thought of by polite programmers.

I think Koffice or Abiword would be a good start. If haiku could hack DBus messaging into the built in messaging they could open up the whole world of QT apps. Abiword is "good enough" for normal use also. Both have swx and odf documents supported in the mainline now.... THAT is the biggest selling point. If you have ODF you can talk to the other players in the open source space!!!

You can gain a lot from firefox and it's plug-ins also. And Firefox 3 will add some really cool stuff in terms of caching and working offline.

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