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[9]: Strain
by konrad on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 15:52 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Strain"
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What do you define as 'doing stuff' that Haiku can't?

I can:
* Browse the web with a modern webkit browser
* Connect to wifi
* Play console games via emulators.
* Edit images with the Pixel Image editor
* Edit videos with Clockwerk
* Download torrents with transmission
* Program in c/c++/python/perl
* Chat on Jabber
* Burn CD's
* Install numerous apps from BeBits,HaikuFire,or Haikuware

...Just to name a few tasks... Not bad for a Alpha os ;)

I haven't used their new web browser, but its lacking plug-ins and pixel32 wasn't really usable last time I tried it on BeOS.

The one thing I really liked with BeOS/Haiki was/is the TranslateKit. Other OSes should really look into that feature and integrate it by default.

To stay on Topic I think this new Kit will be a good thing. I haven't looked at the API but its good to access networking layer etc in C++ so you don't have to mix C with C++ for simpler tasks, and reinvent the wheel over and over again.

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