Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 10:03 UTC, submitted by robertson
BeOS & Derivatives Two news items about alternative operating system news in a row? What is this, Christmas? In any case, the Haiku project, the darling of OSNews (hey it's okay now), has released its second alpha release. This new stable development release contains some serious improvements over the first alpha.
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Elv13
Member since:
2006-06-12

You can run some KDE apps, but they are not really native.

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fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

Is qt creator ported?

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cipri Member since:
2007-02-15

Paritally yes, the russians which ported QT4, have shown some screenshots of QT Creator, but they didn't release binaries. I think the reason is that is doesn't work 100% as it should. Perhaps after they update the port to qt4.7, they will also release binaries for qt creator.

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Timmmm Member since:
2006-07-25

They should clearly transition to Qt being the native Haiku toolkit. It is very good, well supported and has lots of pre-existing code.

Nobody is really going to learn the BeOS API if they can write stuff in Qt and have it work on windows, linux and mac too.

Add multiuser support and it starts to look like a very nice OS. I wish they had left bash out though. Including it might lead to people actually writing bash scripts which is generally a Very Bad Thing(tm).

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drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

Add multiuser support and it starts to look like a very nice OS.

There is experimental multi-user support, although I haven't tried it. Haiku already does a pretty good job of separating the parts that the user is allowed to change and the parts that the user shouldn't touch.

Including bash might lead to people actually writing bash scripts which is generally a Very Bad Thing


Why is writing Bash scripts a bad thing?

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kedwards Member since:
2009-04-25

Why would they ditch the Haiku API after 9 years of hard work?

Besides QT programs being cross platform, I just don't see any other benefit to use QT API over the Haiku API. Saying nobody is going to learn the Haiku API because they can write code in QT is like saying nobody is going to learn the Cocoa framework because they can write code in Mono.

How is writing Bash scripts a bad thing?

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