[haiku-development] Re: Alpha 3 : better late than never

  • From: scottmc <scottmc2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 09:51:31 -0700

The OptionalPackages for alpha3 include many of the most common game
libraries, these can be installed using installoptionalpackage in terminal.
It is now ready for testing.  If you test out software from HaikuWare or
other places and it fails, read the program description, if it says its for
gcc4 only, then post a comment that it fails on Haiku, plain and simple.
Those gcc4 only should may need to be rebuilt and retested before they are

@axel, sorry for the top post.  Maybe you can chain Bruno in the basement
and force him to use his 20% time to fix andriod's mail program...


On May 29, 2011 9:24 AM, "Matt Madia" <mattmadia@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2011 5 29 12:14, "Jim Saxton" <black.belt.jimmy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >Yes, this is the main problem. It's easy to solve : forget about the
> and >gcc4hybrid versions of Haiku, and use the officially supported one
> only.
>> >No need for symlinks all over the place.
>> By hosting gcc4 hybrid images, Haiku has efectively made two
>> distrobutions. It is too late now, the cat is out of the bag. There
>> are the gcc2 hybrid distrobution and the gcc4 hybrid distrobution.
>> Haiku will be juged by the usefullness of both distrobutions. The
>> Haiku devs can ignore one and be juged poorly, or support both and
>> have a better image.
> The non-gcc2hybrid versions are only available as nightly images.
> www.haiku-files.org explicitly states that official releases, upto and
> including R1 will be gcc2hybrid, that the other veraions are onky for
> testing, and that it is recommended to use a gcc2hybrid. Plain as day.
> Anyone who packages software for a gcc4hybrid and fails to take the time
> make sure it works on the official release, (or at least a nightly image
> the official release style, gcc 2 hybrid) is doing a disservice to the
> project.
> --mmadia

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