Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 23:00 UTC, submitted by Michael Oliveira
BeOS & Derivatives And now we're ready to start picking the fruits of Qt being available on Haiku. We reported on the completion of the Qt port to Haiku on January 1, 2010, and now we already have KOffice running on the open source recreation of the BeOS. A modern office suite for Haiku!
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RE[5]: Comment by abstraction
by Bobthearch on Tue 19th Jan 2010 14:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by abstraction"
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I definitely prefer the old BeBits method of distributing additional software. Sorted and organized with descriptions, screenshots, user reviews...

The Windows comparable would be NoNags or similar.

Either of these is much better than the Linux suppository (repository) system, which are often little more than directory listings.

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Michael Oliveira Member since:

again: bebits are gone forever is the main app repository now

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Bobthearch Member since:

I understand, just wanted to emphasize why Haiku should not use a Linux-like repository system.

I've been browsing Haikuware and think it's just about right. Having the screenshots displayed alongside the description is a nice improvement over the old BeBits site, in which you had to follow a link to the image.

With a decent description, user reviews or ratings, and available screenshot I can almost always select suitable programs without having to install and run them firsthand.


I also appreciate the ability to download the software applications as stand-alone files instead of having the OS automatically download and install. That way I can install/uninstall at my leisure, save the files to CD, and use on computers that don't have internet access.

Edited 2010-01-19 18:08 UTC

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