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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Look at the screenshots...
by Luposian on Wed 18th Apr 2007 14:39 UTC
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Anyone else notice something? The screenshots are from Zeta, not BeOS R5 and definitely not from Haiku. I really don't see the point. An app being written for Zeta isn't even going to work in Haiku, that I know of.

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RE: Look at the screenshots...
by umccullough on Wed 18th Apr 2007 14:57 in reply to "Look at the screenshots..."
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An app being written for Zeta isn't even going to work in Haiku, that I know of.

This is of course wrong. Apps written for Zeta can run just fine in R5 and Haiku as long as they don't use any zeta-specific APIs. If you have the source, it should be a minor effort to recompile it for R5.

On the other hand, there is some mention of certain GUI widgets that exist in Zeta that the developer needs in Haiku - so it may very well turn out that a project like this ends up contributing some new "experimental" GUI widgets to Haiku.

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Given the severely illegal status of Zeta, as dictated by Access, I wouldn't want a single pixel from Zeta to get anywhere NEAR Haiku! Tainted code taints EVERYTHING! It's like GPL! Even worse!

Gives me icy cold shivers, just thinking about it...

Besides, I run Haiku to use Haiku. Not to look like Windows or AmigaOS, or MacOS. Even when using BeOS, I never touched (nor appreciated) the "Decorators" available. I accessed it, just once, to see what it was about and never did again.

People who try and make their OS look like another OS (oh, say... Windows XP users trying to make their system look like MacOS X, for example) are only proving the fact that they wish it WAS that OS they're trying to look like.

If you're gonna look like Zeta... why not just USE Zeta? If you're gonna look like Windows, just USE Windows.

BeOS is BeOS. Zeta is Zeta (which, as we all now know, is an illegal version of BeOS R5.1). AmigaOS is AmigaOS. MacOS X is MacOS X. Use the OS you're trying to look like, instead of being a wanna-be.

I am a BeOS/Haiku/MacOS X (my three favorite OS's) purist. To take *ANY* GUI "widgets" from Zeta is going to look extremely hokey in Haiku, because it won't "fit", looks-wise.

Besides, who wants to have ANY association, in looks or function... to an OS whose very *existance* is deemed illegal by the new BeOS IP owners? Are we all crazy or something?

I never appreciated the whole Dano/BONE leak thing. Then we have a bunch of apps over at BeBits that won't run in BeOS R5, because it needs "BONE" or it needs "Dano". Making apps that only run on (or require) illegally leaked code is just plain disgusting to me.

Sorry for getting "ranty". But this kinda stuff just gives me hairballs, yaknow?

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