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[4]: Comment by drcouzelis
by henderson101 on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 09:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by drcouzelis"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

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[5]: Comment by drcouzelis
by zima on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 16:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by drcouzelis"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

If only that IA32 version of NextStep was available since the beginning, the PC world could be very different now...

Oh well, maybe still something will come out of GNUstep.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Well, as with all great OS designs, it's not till the mass market is tapped that they get traction. Next was just too late to the party. But OpenStep actually runs quite well on modest PC hardware and under emulation.

There's also a version of the OPENSTEP API that actually runs on top of Windows NT. Well, two versions... one circa OpenStep, one circa Rhapsody. It kind of runs a bit screwy on a multi monitor set-up, but it has a version of Project Builder and Interface Builder that run under NT, a full compiler that targets Objective-C and C/C++, as well as a bunch of examples. I believe it even supports the Java bridge. It's pretty cool.

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