Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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Comment by cipri
by cipri on Tue 13th Nov 2012 13:37 UTC
cipri
Member since:
2007-02-15

Finally, A4 is here :-)
I guess and hope that the next release will be already already Beta 1. The packagemanager is also in sight. There are still some things to do but I think that a rapid release cycle towards R1 should be targeted.
I really hope that after starting with the development of R2 haiku will start to get an imnproved user interface.
At the moment I even dont see the big goal to keep binary compatible to Beos, since I dont see that many good Beos applications that are closed source.
I would prefer to have QT installed by default on haiku.
My hope is that the guys from qt-haiku.ru will port QT5 too. It would be worth a contract.

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RE: Comment by cipri
by moondevil on Tue 13th Nov 2012 20:37 in reply to "Comment by cipri"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

First they have to make gcc 4.7 available in the system as default compiler.

Qt5 is more C++11 friendly.

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RE[2]: Comment by cipri
by cipri on Tue 13th Nov 2012 23:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by cipri"
cipri Member since:
2007-02-15

First they have to make gcc 4.7 available in the system as default compiler.

Qt5 is more C++11 friendly.


the default one (that you can set with setgcc gcc4) is 4.6.3 right now, if i remember correctly. Upgrading to 4.7 is not a big deal. The haiku devs dont like to upgrade the compile short time before the release, but I'm quite sure, it wont take much time, and gcc will be updated in the nightlies to 4.7.x
That's what i like at haiku, that fact, that they have a quite up-to-date compiler. You can even use clang if you like.

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