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 tonestone57 on Sat 5th Jan 2008 00:36 UTC in reply to "Wah wah wah"
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I'm hoping that they'll get to Alpha this year too.

I was hoping before the summer months but don't think it'll happen. Before Summer because I'm guessing they'll get GSoC students again this year and it'd be nice if they could help Haiku work towards Beta.

Unfortunately, everyone wants to do their own thing. You have people working on WebKit, Java, OSS, etc. instead of combining to focus on getting to Alpha. Meaning, creating an installer, fixing up some odds & ends and squishing the major bugs out there will get done at a slower pace. At Alpha may show up at the end of this year or sometime next year.

You just can't force people / programers who dedicate their spare time. They decide what they want to work on and do. Even if this will cause the OS to take longer to complete. That's life.

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RE[2]: Wah wah wah
by areimann on Sat 5th Jan 2008 01:09 in reply to "RE: Wah wah wah"
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Hmmm.... a bounty would be nice. A bounty paying someone to create an installer that installs Haiku (from the CD) onto a blank partition (anyone can g-parted an create a blank partition, so no need to create a partitioning tool) and installs Grub if the user wishes.

Maybe what would be best is creating an installer that formats a partition, grabs the nightly build and dumps it on the newly created partition, then install Grub if the user wishes...hmmm....

wishful thinking.... i wish i could code. ;)

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