Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2008 20:35 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives According to a news post on the Haiku project website, a new port team is being formed to bring Java technologies to the Haiku platform. The goal of the Haiku Java Team is to port OpenJDK to Haiku, and they would like to see the port included within the structure of Sun's OpenJDK project. The Haiku developers have already been in contact with members of the OpenJDK Porters Group to pursue their objective, and a formal proposal has also been submitted for consideration by the OpenJDK project. The Haiku Java Team is an initiative lead by Bryan Varner, who together with Andrew Bachmann worked on the port of Java to BeOS in the past (demo video).
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areimann
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2006-06-12

I think that there is a need for a team to just write an installer. People aren't going to like it even if Haiku is at Release candidate 3 1.0. They are going to like the simplicity or not. You don't create a fan-base by waiting forever for a perfect product. People want to see a different OS on their computer, if it's good, they will wait.

And yes, I am sure it is easy to install Haiku if you have done it before. I have, but that is because I used my BeOS 4.5 CD to partition it, etc. It's just not easy for everyone.

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bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

Is it really so hard for people to understand that the reason an installer doesn't exist is:

Haiku is not ready to be installed and used on a daily basis.

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