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[3]: Ah, well, Haiku ...
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 5th Jan 2008 18:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ah, well, Haiku ..."
StephenBeDoper
Member since:
2005-07-06

Nope, BeOS 5 came out in 2000. And that was the stone age.


The stone age encompassed 2000? Uh, no - unless you forgot a few more zeros at the end.

BTW: Since that time - the time BeOS died - I swore to myself never ever to use a proprietary OS (Windows, Mac etc.) again. And I haven't and I won't.


I believe the appropriate sentiment is: I hope the door didn't hit you on the way out. The BeOS community certainly isn't diminished by the absence of people who choose operating systems based on political concerns, rather than practical merits.

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RE[4]: Ah, well, Haiku ...
by Johann Chua on Mon 7th Jan 2008 12:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Ah, well, Haiku ..."
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

The practical concern is that if a proprietary OS's maker goes the way of the dodo, the OS itself is dead. You can't kill an open-source OS.

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