Linked by bcavally on Mon 21st Dec 2009 17:18 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Today there are many operating systems available. Every vendor or community round it tries to make it as good as possible. Having different goals, different legacy and different cultures, they succeed in it more or less. We (end users) end up with big selection of operating systems, but for us the operating systems are usually compromise of the features that we would like to have. So is there an operating system that would fit all the needs of the end user? Is is the BeOS clone Haiku?
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RE: Haiku's UI dated?
by gabe on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 20:06 UTC in reply to "Haiku's UI dated?"
gabe
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2009-07-25

There's nothing wrong with Haiku's UI from a nostalgic BeOS point of view (and I used to write software for BeOS).

It needs to evolve further though, and I'm not just talking about "how a combobox is drawn" or whatever. Really, the available UI controls are quite limited. Standard draggable toolbars and docking logic, draggable splitters, maybe an analogue to Apple's modal sheets... Even GTK+ offers a much richer and more capable selection of widgets.

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RE[2]: Haiku's UI dated?
by stippi on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 20:24 in reply to "RE: Haiku's UI dated?"
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2006-01-19

Good points. From the list you gave, we implemented the draggable splitters, but the rest should be taken from some apps in our SVN and improved into public API.

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