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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Why should developers bother learning the API of an OS that doesn't have a userbase? Because you think the system is cool? Yea good luck with that.

Because it's a great API ;)
Powerful and simple to learn and use. I actually whish I could use it on other OSs.

Building around Qt is good advice. The Haiku team needs to remember that most developers do not share their nostalgic attachment.

Haiku was born mostly because of it. Remaking it on QT means turning it into something else, trashing half of the work done, and rewriting a lot of stuff. Haiku devs just aren't interested.

Why not write things in Java then? Or in Mono? Or in GnuStep? You name it.

Edited 2010-05-12 15:01 UTC

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