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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RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis
by Coxy on Sat 30th Mar 2013 12:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by drcouzelis"
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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[3]: Comment by drcouzelis
by zima on Sun 31st Mar 2013 13:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis"
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IIRC, NextStep (yeah, I probably got the capitalisation wrong :p ) had it at around the same time as RISC OS. And NextStep 1. was probably more influential 2. lives on as MacOS.

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If one looks at the respective release dates, they are so close together that the OS more than likely independently developed the same feature. The NextStep version did become more famous, and ultimately pushed the design further, given that it allowed multi architecture binaries in the bundles that supported IA32, 68K, SPARC and HP RISC in one.

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RE[3]: Comment by drcouzelis
by v_bobok on Mon 1st Apr 2013 09:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis"
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I'm not familiar with RISC, so I couldn't possibly comment.

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RE[3]: Comment by drcouzelis
by moondevil on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 06:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis"
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Not sure about RISC OS, but if you mean the ability to run everything from the same directory, that used to be the way back then with any OS.

MS-DOS, Atari ST, Mac OS, Amiga

Only with Windows did the installers got into the habit of putting files everywhere.

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