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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What people are not realizing is that Zeta was borne of an illegally acquired codebase of BeOS. And, by all current accounts, should have been ceased immediately from it's inception.

To me, any "changes" (graphical wigets or whatever) that were made are borne of Zeta's illegality and, therefore, any semblance of those changes appearing in Haiku or an app for Haiku, should be considered impermissible (not permitted).

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Did you even bother read the blog content around this app? - we're talking about missing GUI widgets that most OSes already have - toolbar, splitpane, listview - i mean jeez!

These are widgets that many other BeOS programs have proprietary implementations for already - all this guy is trying to say is: Haiku needs some of these, Zeta already has some standard ones, and he has been borrowing code from other projects in order to get some of them.

Don't you think it would be important for Haiku to provide much-needed GUI widgets that many existing BeOS products implement? Don't you think maybe a standard Haiku version of those widgets would help keep a consistent GUI look and feel instead of allowing every developer to write his own?

You really do not seem to get the gist of what is being said here - instead you see/hear "Zeta" and decide its' evil.

The whole "Oh Noes! Zeta is illegal!" discussion has become greatly off-topic in every BeOS/Haiku related discussion now. There are plenty of screenshots out there of BeOS/Haiku apps running in Zeta - that doesn't make them all "tainted". If anything, it proves that binary and source compatibility between BeOS/Zeta/Haiku is excellent, and we should rejoice that such a large application base already exists for all 3 of these OSes.

Update: Also regarding your BONE rant earlier - I guess you ALSO probably missed the fact that Haiku implements a very BONE-like netstack, and will most likely be binary-compatible with net_server and BONE (and probably Zeta's netstack) alike - so all those "BONE ONLY" apps will probably work fine in Haiku eventually. BONE really was a major improvement to the netstack (and some other kernel functionality) that allowed many apps to be written/ported and work when they otherwise wouldn't have been able to. So, if given the choice between having an app that requires BONE, or not having the app at all, it would seem pretty clear to me what I would choose.

Edited 2007-04-18 21:46

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