Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Oct 2013 17:22 UTC, submitted by Alan Searchwell
BeOS & Derivatives

I'm proud to announce that, at last, the package management branch has been merged into the main development line, aka master branch. The builds and nightly images from hrev46113 on will include the new feature.

I only notice now that I should probably have given Matt a heads-up upfront, since due to the somewhat changed build process the build bot will need an update. So there might be a bit of a delay until the first Haiku PM nightly images will hit the website. Sorry for that.

Onwards to beta 1.

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but the developer attitudes of the open source world took over.

Imagine that.

It frustrates me when people claim that Haiku doesn't need to deal with modern software problems, and it can somehow remain in the past while every other OS in existence progresses forward.

Look around - package management is a must now. Every operating system has some form of it.

The days of running software installers and manually dealing with dependencies by hand are long gone now.

Unless Haiku intends to provide every application a user must need, and not require any 3rd party software to make it usable, it cannot survive without this.

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There are more than five Haiku users.

It's true that Haiku users don't need package management, but, as with all software, anything that makes Haiku easier to use is better.

I think Haiku looks fantastic, but who cares? More importantly, the user interface gets out of my way and lets me do what I want to use my computer for in a quick and efficient manner.

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