Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Mar 2008 10:22 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
BeOS & Derivatives "This is the first Haiku alpha 1 status update. The goal of this status update is to provide information on how the project is going. There has recently been an consensus that it was about time to start preparing a first alpha for a myriad of reasons. To me personally, the fact that it is about time to show off the enormous amount of work that has been put in the project the past number of years. Another good reason - in my opinion - is to get everyone behind one goal: preparing the code for a first release. So what's the goal of this status update? Well, with a large number of developers actually working on the different components of the operating system, it is easy to lose track of what is going on. You can consider this a news update."
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RE[5]: stability
by kaiwai on Mon 24th Mar 2008 03:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: stability"
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"Apart form the French (and a few other anti-Anglo's), the world is moving in that direction; embrace it or be left behind.

And what world is that? I ask because I doubt the Chinese and the Japanese, just to name a couple of countries, would agree with your assertion, nor would they want to have to comply with it.

The Japanese are a special situation - "we're not Asian, we're Japanese!"

Regarding Chinese and Korean, all outside evidence shows that you either learn English and become rich or be ignorant and remain in a rice paddy. Most people are bright enough to work out the better route. Take Singapore for example - they faced reality and it is seen as the economic miracle.

Pragmatic approaches, not cultural masturbation, delivers results. I can assure you that if Mandarin suddenly become the dominant language, I would learn it, just as if Korean were to become the dominant language.

Edited 2008-03-24 03:17 UTC

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RE[6]: stability
by koki on Mon 24th Mar 2008 04:06 in reply to "RE[5]: stability"
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I have the feeling you need to get off your "you either know English or you are an ignorant" high horse and learn a bit more about the real world.

People in many countries may learn other languages for advancement, mere interest or just the joy of acquiring knowledge, but that does not mean that they want to give away their own cultural identity for the sake of pragmatism or corporate profits. I expect anyone wanting to bring a product to my country, to do so in my own language. To think that this is cultural masturbation is arrogant at the very least. Who is to say that I have to use a language other than mine? Why should I? How does that deliver any results *for me*?

Trying to impose a foreign language on others is far from being pragmatic, and it does not work for the most part. Believe me: I am tri-lingual (Spanish-English-Japanese), and I know what I'm talking about.

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