[haiku] Re: Defining R1 Features (was Re: Will the WebKit browser be ready for Haiku R1 final?)

  • From: Eddy Groen <eddyspeeder@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:06:50 +0200

If Haiku could have something like Apple's Software Update, then that would
be excellent already.

Considering that my idea doesn't quite get the support I hoped for, here's
an alternative option:

One recent app I'm quite fond with is CNet's TechTracker (
http://www.cnet.com/techtracker/ ). It's a combinion of a a CNet profile
page listing the currently installed apps & version numbers, and a
lightweight app you can install on your system that shows just the updates
to existing software. This would mean you still get to choose where to
install your apps, as all this TechTracker does is tell you what apps have
been updated, leaving the downloading and installing entirely up to the

Having such a (third-party!) way of updating would be great to be able to
keep track of installed software.


2009/10/12 Michel Clasquin-Johnson <clasqm@xxxxxxxxx>

> On 12 Oct 2009, at 6:06 PM, Nicholas Otley wrote:
> I think that an update system for Haiku should only update system
> files/official Haiku stuff.  3rd party things should be left well alone.
> I want to put things I install where I want to put them, not where some
> package manager thinks is the best place for them.
> So do I, Nicholas, so do I. But you and I care enough to find out the
> difference between /boot/apps and /boot/system/apps. The average user (to
> whom Haiku will go out one day, we all hope) does not. To name just one
> example.
> See WIndows Update and OSX System Update (in concept rather than
> implementation) for instance.
> Well, Apple has it easy with their system of having a directory appear as a
> fake executable. If the app requires mylibrary.so_2.1.5 it is there in the
> bundle, and the OS's own mylibrary.so_2.1.1 can be ignored. Makes for big,
> fat downloads, though.
>  ---------------------
> Michel Clasquin-Johnson
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