Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jan 2010 17:03 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
BeOS & Derivatives As I drag myself from cup of coffee to cup of coffee, led by the soothing sounds of The Eagles, still recovering from last night (happy new year everyone!), it hit me that there is this thing I normally do, this website. Anyway, we've got some good Haiku news on this first day of 2010.
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WereCatf ponders
by WereCatf on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 02:18 UTC
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I gotta say, it's a good news. Haiku is lacking in applications and now with Qt being available people can expect others to start porting over their favorite apps pretty soon. I have a hunch people will try to bring Amarok over sooner or later, for example. With more applications available Haiku will immediately be ever more slightly attractive to people.

And yes, Qt apps actually seem to blend rather well with Haiku's looks. Can't say about feel though just based on screenshots.

Congratulations to the devs ;)

As for Haiku itself: I still hope they'll improve the looks on it sooner or later. Otherwise it seems to be coming together very nicely indeed. What I like very much about it is the fact that it's decidedly a desktop OS, not server OS or both. There are already several good server OSes, but not that many high-quality desktop-only OSes. Linux is good, but it's far from perfect either. So, keep up the good work, give the others some needed competition, and who knows, maybe catch up the place as #1 desktop OS some day in the future!

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RE: WereCatf ponders
by merkoth on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 05:22 in reply to "WereCatf ponders"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

There've been quite a few discussions about the look in these past years, even before the OS itself was kind-of-useable, with some interesting mockups. In any case, don't expect any big makeover before R2 and don't expect anything ground-breaking: Most Haiku users and developers are mostly against glitz-y changes to the UI.

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RE[2]: WereCatf ponders
by ricard on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 06:28 in reply to "RE: WereCatf ponders"
ricard Member since:
2005-07-03

There are a few devs (although not "cove devs") who yearn to move a somewhat more modern style. The mock-ups in http://www.haiku-os.org/community/forum/haiku_ui_mockup are probably closest to what R2 will look like.

I myself think that the best mock-up is this: http://www.haiku-os.org/community/forum/haiku_ui_mockup#comment-123... .

Edited 2010-01-02 06:30 UTC

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RE[2]: WereCatf ponders
by Tuishimi on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 07:04 in reply to "RE: WereCatf ponders"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Amen, I am one of those.

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RE: WereCatf ponders
by Morty on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 19:06 in reply to "WereCatf ponders"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

With more applications available Haiku will immediately be ever more slightly attractive to people.


Exactly, with the possibility of Qt applications it becomes more than a toy. You may get high quality applications like Scribus or LyX among many.

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