Well, until beunited tells me to shut up (probably won’t be long) I’m going to attempt to set the record straight and describe the current status of Java on BeOS. I’ve seen a ton of inaccurate information disseminating about the community and feel something should be said by someone who actually does know what’s going on. That seems to be the general state of Haiku / beunited at this point. Too many people don’t know anything and think they do, or like to speculate, and the people who really know things are too busy working on them to keep people overly informed.
The History of Java on BeOS…
2004-09-07 Haiku 10 Comments
Good article summing up the current state of Jave on BeOS. Glad to see that work is being done and Sun is involved in order to make the final product stable and compliant.
> It’s a pity it never caught on.
Hm. Seems to have caught on rather well around *here*.
…just can’t help advertising how ignorant they really are. What a moron…
>BeOS died a very long time ago. Wake up and smell the year 2004 people.
Lots of businesses still use DOS programs, simply because they work. And they never get a BSOD, and they don’t have to keep investing in an upgrade rat-race that returns nothing on their investment. Maybe it’s time you woke up to the real world where people use what works for them.
>I’ve never posted to osnews.com before…
If I said what I’m thinking as a response, it wouldn’t fit within the “terms” of this website. You may take that as what I think of your opinion.
-BeOS, Linux, OS/2, & Windows (I’m forced to) user
You said: Lots of businesses still use DOS programs
Doesn’t mean it’s not dead does it? No support, no enhancements, no security patches. And you’re talking about a single application not a desktop with Internet access.
As much as it pains me to say it, BeOS is terminal – where is sequel?
on another note… there should be a whole separate debate on what constitues a ‘dead-os’. It’s getting stupid. Every article write has comments. It _should_ be windows that is dead.
For me a dead OS is unusable (no installable ?)
Take a new pc and you can install beos (bemax, bedev, zeta…)
AMIGAOS is dead (sorry as i loved this) : no more hardware is sold.
And there is still people using it and developping for it… Myabe 0.001 percent but still here ;-P
I’ve been wondering about the state of java on Be for a long time now… a web search always turns up conflicting information. Now I know the truth, Thanks!
LoLL, Both AMiga hardware (AmigaONE & Pegasos) and OS (MorphOS only at the moment) are sold right now…
well, at least to me that’s still Amiga hardware & software…yeah I know, not to all…
Probably get me back into programming again. Or perhaps I am just making excuses. I am very grateful that people are still working on this, though.