Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Dec 2011 22:44 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "So... I have finally gotten around to finishing the Haiku tutorial I set out to complete over a year ago. I was hoping to have it done sooner, but I decided to then prolong graduation for another year. However, my thesis project has been a rocking success, and you can finally see the fruits of my labors. This production should be incorporated into the project as official tutorial material." Okay so yeah it's a tad bit cheesy, but heck, it's BeOS, so shut up.
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Nice
by mattrock1988 on Thu 8th Dec 2011 00:58 UTC
mattrock1988
Member since:
2011-06-20

Glad to see my work getting some recognition on OSnews. ;)

Yeah I will have to say, it might be a bit campy... but the whole point of this project is to whet nerds' appetites and get them to explore more. It may not have been perfect, but I worked with what I had and I really liked it. ;)

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RE: Nice
by b0ne on Thu 8th Dec 2011 01:36 in reply to "Nice"
b0ne Member since:
2006-05-19

I respect the courage you display posting such a video on the internet, and the content is fairly interesting.

If I may offer some of my impressions/constructive criticism being part of the "nerd" target audience:

1) I almost reflexively closed the video after encountering the verbal and body language presentation style. (example: "I dare ya!") I'm not quite sure how to classify it, campy/weatherman/shooter mcgavin? I don't know.

2) The music transitions between scenes bring memories of my previous employer's corporate policy/sexual harrassment training videos.

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RE[2]: Nice
by mattrock1988 on Thu 8th Dec 2011 01:50 in reply to "RE: Nice"
mattrock1988 Member since:
2011-06-20

HAHA... nice. Well for this production, I was limited in my selection of music since I wanted to avoid anything that was copyrighted. I found Kevin MacLeod's work to be sufficient for the task.

http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

Sure... it's not the highest quality in the world, but I love being able to use this without going through crazy red tape.

Moral of the story? Just be glad it isn't Rebecca Black. ;)

Also... I do tend to talk with the hands a bit, and yes the presentation style is a bit energetic to say the least.

Edited 2011-12-08 01:58 UTC

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RE[2]: Nice
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 8th Dec 2011 20:01 in reply to "RE: Nice"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

If I may offer some of my impressions/constructive criticism being part of the "nerd" target audience:


Well... I guess they must have different nerds in different parts of this world. Our nerd group dislikes all video tours with a passion. Its the old " if we can't figure out stuff by ourselves, its crap" school. Give us hard facts, searchable, copyable and indexable. Podcasts are just as bad.

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RE: Nice
by SamuraiCrow on Thu 8th Dec 2011 02:40 in reply to "Nice"
SamuraiCrow Member since:
2005-11-19

I've got Haiku rc3 isntalled on a PC sitting right in front of me. I'm an AROS, MorphOS, and Amiga developer however. What could you put into a tutorial that could convince me to broaden my horizons?

About the only thing that Haiku has that AROS doesn't have is SMP. About all that AROS has that Haiku doesn't have is a modest bunch of old Amiga software ported to it.

Maybe you could try summarizing some of the stuff in the BeBook for me. I've skimmed it and it's nice and clean and object-oriented. Yet I've never gotten into the PE program enough to successfully make a program.

You may use these guidelines as hints in case you wish to make another tutorial.

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RE[2]: Nice
by umccullough on Thu 8th Dec 2011 02:48 in reply to "RE: Nice"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Pe is really just a programmer's text editor - if you're looking for something more substantial that creates a template project - you might try Paladin.

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RE[2]: Nice
by mattrock1988 on Thu 8th Dec 2011 03:49 in reply to "RE: Nice"
mattrock1988 Member since:
2011-06-20

Those are some great suggestions and I'll put them under advisement for a future revision. Perhaps I might make a separate video geared towards developers eventually, time permitting.

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RE[2]: Nice
by AndrewZ on Thu 8th Dec 2011 18:46 in reply to "RE: Nice"
AndrewZ Member since:
2005-11-15

Maybe you could try summarizing some of the stuff in the BeBook for me. I've skimmed it and it's nice and clean and object-oriented. Yet I've never gotten into the PE program enough to successfully make a program.


Here's a nice overview of what Haiku has to offer from a programmer's perspective:
http://www.osnews.com/story/24945/A_Programmer_s_Introduction_to_th...

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RE: Nice
by Earl C Pottinger on Thu 8th Dec 2011 14:46 in reply to "Nice"
Earl C Pottinger Member since:
2008-07-12

Loved the shirt. But since you are making this for the public could you consider doing it in a nicer pair of pants.

Believe or not there are tons of people who complain about all the problems they have with their OS but will refuse to switch just because of the ragged/faded pants you are wearing.

On second thought, maybe keep the pants - I am not sure people who base their OS on your clothing is worth chasing.

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RE: Nice
by fran on Thu 8th Dec 2011 18:37 in reply to "Nice"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

great work Matt

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