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

  • From: Jim Saxton <black.belt.jimmy@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 10:06:58 -0700

> Anyone who packages software for a gcc4hybrid and fails to take the time to
> make sure it works on the official release, (or at least a nightly image of
> the official release style, gcc 2 hybrid)  is doing a disservice to the
> project.


I have argued this same point over and over with the devs that are
doing just this. The point is, Haiku is getting closer to R1 and more
mainstream press will be doing reviews. Haiku will get bad press when
one of these reviewer attempts to install one of his favorite games
from haikuware and it doesn't run.

I beleive that most of the haiku user community is using gcc4 hybrid
builds. These lazy devs are encouraging people to use gcc4 hybrid so
that they can run their games.

If haiku can do a simple fix that will make these lazy devs programs
work then Haiku will benefit. Ignore them and Haiku will suffer the
bad press from a poor review by a writer that does not understand the

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