Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Mar 2010 13:12 UTC, submitted by Infamy
BeOS & Derivatives BeOS came with a relatively straightforward browser called NetPositive, or Net+ in shorthand. Especially by today's standards, it can hardly do anything more complicated than rendering basic HTML, so it isn't of much use. Luckily, Haiku has a successor now, born out of the HaikuLauncher conceptbrowser we talked about earlier: WebPositive.
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RE: Installed it
by Luposian on Thu 4th Mar 2010 17:35 UTC in reply to "Installed it"
Luposian
Member since:
2005-07-27

I installed it in haiku and it gives me an error...:(


What type of error message?

If you're using a GCC2-build of Haiku, it will NOT run WebPositive (which is a GCC4-built app and requires Haiku GCC4 or GCC4-hybrid)

If you're using a GCC4-build of Haiku (it says "GCC4" in the "About This System" program, under the revision of Haiku), then the only error message I've gotten is that WebPositive wants some "libsqlite3.so.0" and "libxml2.so.2".

Type "libsq" in the search bar over at HaikuWare, to get the 82Mbyte zip archive of all the GCC4 .so files you'll need for everything (I think) you could possibly imagine.

Then WebPositive worked fine, for me.

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RE[2]: Installed it
by augiedoggie on Thu 4th Mar 2010 20:02 in reply to "RE: Installed it"
augiedoggie Member since:
2005-08-12


If you're using a GCC2-build of Haiku, it will NOT run WebPositive (which is a GCC4-built app and requires Haiku GCC4 or GCC4-hybrid)


It runs just fine on a gcc2hybrid. There is no need to go with a gcc4 or gcc4hybrid installation of Haiku. Especially since the official release of Haiku R1 will be a gcc2hybrid.

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RE[3]: Installed it
by abstraction on Fri 5th Mar 2010 15:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Installed it"
abstraction Member since:
2008-11-27

This raised another question I've been pondering for a while. Anyone knows why they feel it is so important to be backward-compatible with BeOS?

How many programs written for BeOS actually has any meaning today? Aren't they all dated by now in one way or another?

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RE[2]: Installed it
by matako on Thu 4th Mar 2010 20:09 in reply to "RE: Installed it"
matako Member since:
2009-02-13

Actually, Web+ works with gcc2 hybrid too. At least for me. Good work Stippi!

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