Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Mar 2013 22:39 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "Last Friday Oliver and I met up to discuss the state of things and how we intend to proceed. The run-time support for package management in Haiku (in the package management branch, of course) is in pretty good shape already. With the system itself and all the third-party software living in packages the system boots and is fully functional."
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Comment by drcouzelis
by drcouzelis on Fri 29th Mar 2013 23:59 UTC
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2010-01-11

I think they've picked a really nice way to do package management. You can install an application or just run it from anywhere, use a repository or download a package yourself from any site, it has dependency resolution, and different versions of the same package can be installed at once.

I plan on writing more software for Haiku when package management is done. ;)

Edited 2013-03-30 00:00 UTC

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RE: Comment by drcouzelis
by v_bobok on Sat 30th Mar 2013 09:12 in reply to "Comment by drcouzelis"
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2008-08-01

I like it. Mixes *nix and Mac approach to it in the right way.

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RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis
by Coxy on Sat 30th Mar 2013 12:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by drcouzelis"
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2006-07-01

I like it. Mixes *nix and Mac approach to it in the right way.


You mean *nix and RISC OS's approach

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RE: Comment by drcouzelis
by Valhalla on Sun 31st Mar 2013 16:31 in reply to "Comment by drcouzelis"
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2006-01-24

Yes, also here's hoping these contracts finally bring package management to such a finished state that it no longer acts as a R1 showstopper.

Of course being able to upgrade my Haiku system with a simple shell command or a gui button click will mean a great deal for useability.

I'd love to see R1 released this year, and with that a gradual migration away from Beos r5 backwards compability and all the system cruft baggage that came along with it.

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