Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Aug 2007 10:24 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Some interesting tidbits from the Haiku world. Firstly, the WebKit port bounty has reached its target, meaning Ryan Leavengood can get to work. Secondly, Vasper has made huge strides in getting CUPS ported to Haiku. And on a funny note, BeOS icons were used in the "24" TV show.
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RE: Why CUPS
by predictor on Wed 1st Aug 2007 12:58 UTC in reply to "Why CUPS"
predictor
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2006-11-30

Great. Now we'll have another half assed port rather than a properly operating kernel.

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RE[2]: Why CUPS
by vasper on Wed 1st Aug 2007 13:16 in reply to "RE: Why CUPS"
vasper Member since:
2005-07-22

No, we will have a fully working OS, even without CUPS.

The Haiku kernel is not a port, it is a rewrite of the NewOS kernel (MIT licensed) that aims to be binary compatible with BeOS. All other parts of Haiku are written from scratch.

CUPS is an open source, GPL, cross platform printing system that supports 1000 printers. A port of CUPS to BeOS will bring choice of printing. Not of Kernel!!! If you don't want CUPS, don't install it... Just don't expect printer companies to write drivers for Haiku...

Edited 2007-08-01 13:17

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RE[3]: Why CUPS
by bryanv on Wed 1st Aug 2007 13:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Why CUPS"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

The Haiku kernel is not a port, it is a rewrite of the NewOS kernel (MIT licensed) that aims to be binary compatible with BeOS. All other parts of Haiku are written from scratch.


Actually, it's a -fork- of NewOS.

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RE[2]: Why CUPS
by DeadFishMan on Wed 1st Aug 2007 13:32 in reply to "RE: Why CUPS"
DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

CUPS is an userspace application that has nothing to do with the kernel. I have no idea from where you came with that idea. And if CUPS is good enough for Apple with its operating system then it certainly is good enough for Haiku.

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RE[3]: Why CUPS
by bogomipz on Thu 2nd Aug 2007 12:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Why CUPS"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

The way I read the GP post, he complains that now efforts will be spent on porting jet another piece of alien software rather than working on the kernel. The proper answer to that would be that porting CUPS is not done by the Haiku team, so resources are not drain from kernel development.

Good point about CUPS being good enough for Apple.

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RE[2]: Why CUPS
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 1st Aug 2007 17:13 in reply to "RE: Why CUPS"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

What are you suggesting as a solution? That the Haiku project leaders order the developer to stop working on the Webkit port and address your specific concerns instead? Perhaps they could enforce that order by threatening that not to pay him.

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