On 2/11/19 1:08 PM, Adrien Destugues wrote:
Allright then, here are my personal replies. They do not of course implyFair enough.
agreement from other people in the team.
I hope I can still have fun and learn things with Haiku for a long time,Indeed.
as well as manage to keep it usable enough that it is my main operating
system. So far, it mostly worked, and it's getting better everyday.
Roughly the same as macOS, but running on any hardware, and open source.
Windows keeps adding more POSIX stuff so they are apparently heading the
We see that personal computers are going to be less of a consumer thingMakes sense.
in the next years. Most usages are switching to smartphones. The
computer will however remain in the office, as a production tool (for
coding, writing office documents, etc). macOS fits quite well with this,
and so could Haiku for it is quite similar with it in spirit.
The other target is markets where the PC is still a common thing at
home, and this means remaining lightweight for running on older
Anything out of our scope: servers, embedded systems, etc. However Haiku
as a complete entity is never going to make it there, parts of the OS
may (Alexander mentionned some company reusing our drivers, for
It depends what they want to do with it. TuneTracker has a distribution
(discoverhaiku.com) including a demonstration of their software, and it
includes tweaks to the system, as well as packaged software.
As long as you don't bloatware it like Windows OEMs, it should be fine.
It's dormant, as we are focusing on R1 for now. We need to ressurect it,I hoped that it would be resurrected; however, I'm worried about whether or not GE will even matter. The current pace of development seems to put the prospect of R2 in question. Additionally, the fact that the GE links don't really work doesn't inspire confidence.
because we have no idea (or at least no common vision) about what R2
will look like.
At the moment they are treated as equals. 64bit will eventually takeYeh, I really hope it takes over. At this point, there's no real reason to use 32-bit other than for nostalgia purposes.
over, but this depends on people writting/updating apps so that we don't
rely on anything from our BeOS legacy anymore.
It is important to me that the transition is smooth. This includes theHonestly, is there really much to retire? It seems to me that most of the applications that everyone wants to use are already 64-bit.
64/32 hybrids korli has been working on, and will probably have other
steps like this. Think of what Apple did when changing CPU architectures
for macOS, making it essentially transparent to their users. This is
great, but it takes time and careful planning to retire old tech this way.
Drivers (especially soundcards), printers/scanners/webcams support.Agreed.
Any computer I own and can use for development :)Ok.
My dreamed machine specs:
- 13", ful HD or more
- Real keyboard as in my old Thinkpad X200 (7-row, no island keys)
- 3:2 display
- Long battery life
- CPU power enough to do some development work (no need for power hungry
i7, laptop CPUs are low power and still decent these days)
- SSD of course
The schedule is set in terms of features, not duration, because we have
no full time developers and it's hard to predict available worktime. R1
will be released when we have squashed all the bugs, which may be never.
Don't wait for it, the betas are usable in production.
What does that even mean? The code is under MIT license and it shouldSee my last email about what happened to PC-BSD.
stay that way (expect a fork if you try to change that). I would hope
the Haiku brand name isn't for sale, either (I have no control on that
but I trust Haiku inc to do reasonable things).
Most of the developers are doing this on their free time and already
have a paid job besides it. Some may be ready to leave their job for a
paid position working on Haiku, maybe.
So, what would a company want to buy? Developer workforce and
experience? Exclusive distribution rights to ship on their hardware?
Control over development decisions and roadmap? Just the sourcecode?
The Haiku name and logo?