[haiku-development] Re: QT and SDL GCC4 libs and Haik compatible Logo program

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Rene Gollent <anevilyak@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Short of moving to an iOS-style walled garden, there's very little
> that can be done about that. If someone's not motivated enough to do
> more than a half-assed port involving as little beyond (./configure ;
> make ) as possible, then the prospect of getting a logo for fixing it
> isn't likely to motivate them to do it right.

I agree. The issue is that at the moment Haiku does not have a very
large developer community, and the most motivated of those developers
are usually working on Haiku itself. So there just isn't much
competition among applications, and further more there are many big
lacking areas, so even a lackluster port can get some traction since
there are just no other options.

This should (hopefully) change in the future, and certainly at some
point Haiku will be fairly stable and mature and more core developer
time can be spent on applications.

Also maybe we Haiku developers should provide some more guidelines for
application development and porting, such as not polluting ~/ with dot
directories and using find_directory, etc. Even then people will do
mediocre work, that is life.

-- 
Regards,
Ryan

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