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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RE: Wah wah wah
by Cymro on Sat 5th Jan 2008 00:14 UTC in reply to "Wah wah wah"
Cymro
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2005-07-07

Thanks for the adult tone Pacmania. Haiku has become fairly stable in the last year, thanks. And I don't see the problem of it being a clone of an 8 year old OS.

1) BeOS was ahead of its time.

2) Consider that the major new features in that time have been metadata searching, which was in BeOS, and graphics compositing, which isn't vital.

3) Haiku is not an exact clone. It contains important features that were never in R5.

In 2000/2001, OS X wasn't ready for mass-market. New Macs booted into OS 9!

Linux certainly wasn't ready for the same users that BeOS would be suitable for.

Windows has seen XP and Vista in that time. Solid releases, but not outstanding, and I'd happily use Windows 2000 today.

The big area lacking is multi-user support. That will be a deal breaker for many, and won't happen till R2. Otherwise there's a fabulous new OS around the corner, so what are you moaning about!?

Chris

Edited 2008-01-05 00:15

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