Linked by AndrewZ on Mon 14th Jun 2010 13:40 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Andrew Hudson, whose recent article on BFS over at ARSTechnica intrigued us, shares with us some thoughts on the state of apps on Haiku. It turns out there are several repositories with a vast array of applications ready-to-go for your new Haiku install.
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RE[3]: Some mistakes.
by cb88 on Mon 14th Jun 2010 23:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Some mistakes."
cb88
Member since:
2009-04-23

Do you not know who these developers were? IMO a gobe port would be as important as a native browser. Meaning haiku inc funding would come into play assuming an interested developer who can handle the job is avaiable.

Another unknown is the state of the code... would it be hard to get the port working again? I have to say though Gobe v3 looks very Beish even on windows...

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RE[4]: Some mistakes.
by Parry Hotter on Mon 14th Jun 2010 23:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Some mistakes."
Parry Hotter Member since:
2007-07-20

Use a non-profit's donated funds to work on proprietary software for a commercial company? Even if you could sell that idea to the community, it doesn't really seem worth the effort for a one-off binary release.

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RE[5]: Some mistakes.
by AndrewZ on Tue 15th Jun 2010 00:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Some mistakes."
AndrewZ Member since:
2005-11-15

We have bounty money that comes from Karl at Haikuware. So it doesn't have to be from Haiku LLC.

I would say that this doesn't have to be a one-off relationship. And I would also say that if you don't think it's worth the value, then you probably don't understand the full functionality of GOBE Productive. Please read this before commenting further:
http://arstechnica.com/reviews/02q2/gobe/gobe-1.html

This application will fulfill most people's Office needs. When I say it is a kill app, I don't use that term lightly.

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RE[5]: Some mistakes.
by cb88 on Tue 15th Jun 2010 02:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Some mistakes."
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

While normally I would agree the Haiku devs would have source acess (formal rights to access/distribute would be needed if they payed anything for access)

They might even be able to buy the code... I doubt Gobe is very profitable as a product at them moment even on windows.

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RE[4]: Some mistakes.
by koki on Tue 15th Jun 2010 00:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Some mistakes."
koki Member since:
2005-10-17

Yes, I know who the developers were (four, if my memory does not fail), but it's up to them whether they want to come forward or not. You could always ask on one of the Haiku mailing lists.

BTW, there was no money involved whatsoever; the agreement was that the devs would do the work for free and Gobe would release the GP3 binary for Haiku gratis.

I have no idea on the state of the code; that would be another question for the devs, which they may not be able to answer as they were unders NDAs.

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RE[5]: Some mistakes.
by AndrewZ on Tue 15th Jun 2010 00:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Some mistakes."
AndrewZ Member since:
2005-11-15

Just to clarify, bounty would hypothetically be for development, not for licensing.

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