Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Aug 2010 21:40 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives This summer, too, the Haikuproject is part of the Google Summer of Code event. One of the more interesting projects is the Services Kit (draft document!) by Christophe "Shusui" Huriaux, which is an API to facilitate the creation of native web-enabled programs using standard web protocols and data exchange mechanisms.
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Forward thinking
by djohnston on Fri 20th Aug 2010 23:54 UTC
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2006-04-11

Since Thom Holwerda issued the challenge to Haiku developers some years ago, they have been moving forward at a good pace. The project seems to be gaining momentum as it progresses. Of all the "alternative" OSes, I believe the Haiku developers demonstrate more "outside of the box" thinking. They also use GPL code wherever necessary, thereby eliminating the need to re-invent the wheel.

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RE: Forward thinking
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 21st Aug 2010 00:09 in reply to "Forward thinking"
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2005-06-29

Since Thom Holwerda issued the challenge to Haiku developers some years ago


I did what now?

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RE[2]: Forward thinking
by Morgan on Sat 21st Aug 2010 23:55 in reply to "RE: Forward thinking"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

You did it with pink unicorn power!

In all seriousness, I think what he is referring to is your frequent vocal support in the early years of the project and your well-stated love for the BeOS over the years. Like it or not you are a somewhat influential person on these here interwebs, at least when it comes to operating systems.

Then again, he could be referring to a specific sentence you spoke three or four years ago and we all forgot about it, you included.

I'm going with unicorns.

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RE: Forward thinking
by anevilyak on Sat 21st Aug 2010 02:18 in reply to "Forward thinking"
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2005-09-14

They also use GPL code wherever necessary, thereby eliminating the need to re-invent the wheel.


That's not entirely accurate, that license is pretty much a last resort for us. Generally most code in Haiku tries to work from sources with friendlier licenses such as BSD/MIT or LGPL. The only major GPLed piece is gcc, most everything else is disabled in the default build (you have to explicitly configure your build to include GPL-based code).

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RE[2]: Forward thinking
by umccullough on Sat 21st Aug 2010 03:32 in reply to "RE: Forward thinking"
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2006-01-26

"They also use GPL code wherever necessary, thereby eliminating the need to re-invent the wheel.


That's not entirely accurate, that license is pretty much a last resort for us. Generally most code in Haiku tries to work from sources with friendlier licenses such as BSD/MIT or LGPL. The only major GPLed piece is gcc, most everything else is disabled in the default build (you have to explicitly configure your build to include GPL-based code).
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Indeed. And several GPL pieces have even been replaced in favor of BSD-licensed code (such as several network drivers, etc.)

It will be nice to release Haiku from glibc eventually as well ;)

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RE[2]: Forward thinking
by Valhalla on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 13:19 in reply to "RE: Forward thinking"
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2006-01-24


That's not entirely accurate, that license is pretty much a last resort for us. Generally most code in Haiku tries to work from sources with friendlier licenses such as BSD/MIT or LGPL. The only major GPLed piece is gcc,

Yes, gcc and bash afaik, and given that both are standalone they have no impact on the overall licence strategy.

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RE[2]: Forward thinking
by tyrione on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 00:28 in reply to "RE: Forward thinking"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Does anyone know of their plans for LLVM integration?

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RE[2]: Forward thinking
by Panajev on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 10:56 in reply to "RE: Forward thinking"
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2008-01-09

LLVM and Clang support next then ;) ? Soon enough C++ won't be a problem with Clang at all ;) .

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RE: Forward thinking
by neticspace on Sat 21st Aug 2010 15:15 in reply to "Forward thinking"
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2009-06-09

The Haiku dev teams didn't have an efficient PR years ago. It had brought many incidents of misunderstanding against Haiku. But now it's not the case anymore.

As long as the spirit of BeOS lives on through Haiku, I wouldn't complain.

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