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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RE[5]: Forward thinking
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 16:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Forward thinking"
Fettarme H-Milch
Member since:
2010-02-16

glibc may still be retained only for the BeOS compatibility (i.e. a gcc2-compiled set of libs will still remain optionally-installed for BeOS compatibility) while a non-GPL libc replacement will be grafted in moving forward.

glibc isn't under GPL.

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RE[6]: Forward thinking
by umccullough on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 18:57 in reply to "RE[5]: Forward thinking"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

glibc isn't under GPL.


You're right, it's only LGPL...

Ultimately, there is very little GPL code used in Haiku, unless you count all the CLI tools, which are pretty much used only for development and *nix compatibility.

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RE[6]: Forward thinking
by cb88 on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 19:01 in reply to "RE[5]: Forward thinking"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

Right its LGPL and closely tied to Linux/*nix systems...

other possibly more flexible alternatives should also be considered ... for the c++ libc++ might be usable and its designed to be flexible and compiler independant

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RE[7]: Forward thinking
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 21:11 in reply to "RE[6]: Forward thinking"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

If the Haiku project aims for GPL-free development environment, Clang is the only potential alternative and that comes with its own C++ library.
As for a LibC..... I'd guess they'll adopt the one from FreeBSD or NetBSD at some point to get a BSDLed implementation.

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