Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2007 18:47 UTC, submitted by Datatec
BeOS & Derivatives Bryan Varner, one of the core developers of the stalled port of Java 1.4 port to BeOS R5 has an interesting post on his blog. Recently he met up with Ian Murdock of Sun at a local Java Users Group, and as a result he is now looking to restart the port, this time for Haiku.
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A win win?
by Haicube on Thu 28th Jun 2007 20:04 UTC
Haicube
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2005-08-06

This is good, this is really good. Can't believe there's so much bubbling the Haiku community right now, even though blabbering and delivering is hardly the same thing.

I would definitely say that it'd be a good deal for SUN PR wise to help Haiku... and as a sideeffect, I'm sure that Microsoft (in the longer run) would tremble a lot more from Haikus presence than any *Nix presence (excluded OSX) on the market.

I've waited 5 years for things to start happening for real, now it seems so many pieces of the pussle just seem to fit.

Am I the only one who actually feel hope about having fun using a system again?

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RE: A win win?
by Ventajou on Thu 28th Jun 2007 23:56 in reply to "A win win?"
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2006-10-31

Am I the only one who actually feel hope about having fun using a system again?


Are you saving to buy a Wii? ;)

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RE: A win win?
by Morgan on Fri 29th Jun 2007 01:06 in reply to "A win win?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Am I the only one who actually feel hope about having fun using a system again?


Certainly not. There are those of us (myself included) who bought a copy of BeOS R5 in the year before the big sale to Palm who are eagerly awaiting a faithful open-source evolution of the OS. I still use my R5 Pro on a Dell CPi laptop mostly for nostalgia...the day I get to run Haiku R1 final on my fairly modern desktop will be a joyous one indeed.

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