[haiku-development] Re: request for yab in alpah3

  • From: Alexander Bisogiannis <alexixor@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 10:48:21 +0300 (EEST)

> I suspect the question was more along the lines of: "Can we make Yab
> easy to install as an optional package?"
> 

Yes, I meant not in the ISO, I meant as an optional package.

> What should be pointed out is that "OptionalPackages" was not really
> meant to be a package management solution for easy software
> installation. It's just a temporary solution for building images
> until
> a package management solution is ready.

Bring on the Package Manager then!! :)

> 
> As for Yab on Haiku being compared to Visual Basic on Windows - I
> might suggest that this is a bad precedent to set. Having been a VB
> dev myself for nearly a decade, I *never* want to go back to doing
> that again.

Haiku should not force everyone to learn C++, to create a download manager for
example. Yab is a great middle ground.

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