[haiku-development] Re: My svn Access :)

  • From: "scott mc" <scottmc2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 09:17:19 -0700

On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 11:10 PM, Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 4/25/08, Duane Ryan <bailey.d.r@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  > You might want to look at (or maybe even port, since it claims to be
>  > cross-platform!) Elisa Media Center:
>  > http://www.fluendo.com/products.php?product=mediacenter .
>  > It's a cool project written (almost?) entirely in Python.
>  So I have confirmed why I do not care to develop for anything in the
>  Linux community.
>  I tried to download and play around with Elisa on my Ubuntu machine
>  but even after installing its *quadrillion* dependencies it still
>  wouldn't work. It complains about some missing directory for some i18n
>  plug-in and then just sits there. Nothing in the documentation
>  mentions certain plug-ins being required.
>  There is no way I would want to port something like this. Horrible.
>  Obviously annoyed,
>  Ryan

At least it wasn't just me.  It sounded like it would be interesting,
but after doing much as Ryan described it wouldn't work for me either,
and it left my ubuntu in an unstable state afterwards.  This was a
couple months ago.
I've since removed it, an recent update to 8.04 seems to have fixed
things for now.
I think we will see a Haiku-based media center someday.  I could see
that being one place were a company might come in and make use of this
OS and then install it onto custom set-top boxes.

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