[haiku] Re: AW: Re: another idea from me, sorry if it is foolish: aport of kodi would add netflix support

  • From: Dick <dick@xxxxxxx>
  • To: Dick <haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:54:24 +0100 (CET)

i do not agree.
why did peopel not embrace ubuntu when windows xp support ended? because it did not offer all features windows offered out of the box. average users do not want to spend time reading tutorials and howto-pages, it just has to work.
I think adding some widely used features, and implementing a log-system that sends all errors and the situations in which they occur to a haiku-server, it becomes much easier to find the most occuring bugs, so it will only speed up development and bring the system to the next stage.

On Mon, 17 Dec 2018, Steven Perszyk wrote:

i can pay someone yes, but why should i when all devs would be paid much more 
when they try to attract more mainstream users by developing the moost needed 
functions first? maybe a poll on social media in which users can select the 
options they want can be made. than that option can be
added first, which will attract the users and they will donate to make the
project even go faster. why should we as average users pay people that
only tend to reply in a way liek: we do what we want, we do not care what
users like. that is not the way to become attractive

I'm convinced you either have never used haiku, or (more likely) your le epoch trolling. 
If you had used haiku, you'd know that it is still a _very_ early beta, and that while 
the devs patch things everyday and are always adding new features (hence the nightlies 
are almost literally nightly), it's not even remotely stable. As such, I'd ask you what 
is the wisdom in spending dozens, or hundreds, of hours on adding support for a 
third-party proprietary service when the core functionality of the OS is volatile? What 
everyone is attempting to kindly tell you is that there is no wisdom in such a move at 
this point in time. In fact, _if_ the devs devoted time on the Inc.'s payroll, as you 
propose, I'm sure many would see it as a missuse of funds and a waste of time. I'm not 
sure what you're trying to accomplish by repeating the bad argument "if you give the 
people netflix, they will come". Not only is it idiotic but it simply is divorced 
from reality.

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