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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nmalth
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2007-03-12

My thoughts exactly. I might give it a try.

I see Gobe still exists, currently offering Gobe Productive 3.04 for Windows. You have to wonder how their focus shift has gone...

Certainly if anyone could put up a reasonably fully-featured office suite for Haiku in a shortish time, it would have to be them. Commercial, of course; you couldn't expect them to open-source it now. And you could understand if they take a once-bitten-twice-shy attitude to Haiku. But still, potential customers are potential customers...

(Any Gobe people still lurking in these parts?)

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Datatec Member since:
2005-06-29

Gobe appears to be dead, I have tried several times in the past to contact them. For some reason my boxed copy of GobeProductive 2 came up one day with This trial has expired, I uninstalled it then reinstalled it from disk. Nope, heard that there is a way to hack it to work again but personally not worth it for me. Gobe's support forum closed, and no one answeres the phone, all their reviews and press pages etc. refer to 2004ist time. Someone had said they had purchased the rights to the code and then later said the deal fell through, as far as I know that was the last heard from Gobe, other then at one time their was a comment about Zeta not paying correctly for liscences, then that was it.

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parrotjoe Member since:
2005-07-06

If your CD of GoBe is 2.0, this will happen. If so, go to BeBits and download the 2.01 update - that will fix it.

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