Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th May 2013 14:22 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives This is one of those news items that's fun to write, fun to read, fun to comment on, and where no one will be able to say anything unkind. It's all just one big ball of awesome fluffiness. TuneTracker, the BeOS radio automation software, has just released something very special: TuneTracker System 5, the first version designed entirely and specifically for Haiku. In fact, it actually includes Haiku in the software package. Better yet, TuneTracker also unveiled several system-in-a-box products - which have Haiku and TuneTracker pre-installed.
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Xorg
by fithisux on Fri 10th May 2013 11:47 UTC
fithisux
Member since:
2006-01-22

Any progress on getting latest Xorg to build on Haiku like Xming and XQuartz? I think this is an important milestone. For me it would allow me to have many more apps on Haiku.

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RE: Xorg
by henderson101 on Fri 10th May 2013 13:40 in reply to "Xorg"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Honestly, this would be wasted effort. BeOS and Haiku have their own native API. All OS that have done this compromise look and feel for functionality - both Cygwin and XQuartz are both seriously ugly. Plus, really, what apps? GTK+ and Qt apps would be better server by porting the underlying toolkits (and Qt already worked at one point, probably still does)... what other amazing X based apps that use the raw API are there? Everything else uses some kind of toolkit that might be ported also, surely?.

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RE[2]: Xorg
by testadura on Fri 10th May 2013 13:55 in reply to "RE: Xorg"
testadura Member since:
2006-04-14

For local desktop applications I agree with your arguments, but what about X forwarding?

It is not uncommon to run some graphical application on a remote server. At work we have a big fat server so we can run IntelliJ remotely, since the project takes too long to compile on a laptop.

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RE[2]: Xorg
by v_bobok on Sat 11th May 2013 10:16 in reply to "RE: Xorg"
v_bobok Member since:
2008-08-01

Having X-related stuff available isn't that bad, frankly. For example Mac OS X runs X in a window like VM.

I can imagine users that absolutely need X-related stuff on their Haiku system, running X on a different Workspace in full-screen mode, switching between it and Haiku Desktop via ALT + Fx keys. I personally wouldn't use it 99% of the time. I rather want fully polished port of Qt 5 and maybe a few other cross-platform frameworks running on Haiku.

Haiku project needs 3rd-party developers desperately, so if anyone is interested in porting X, Qt 5 or something else, feel free to do so and join the #Haiku Party.

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