[haiku] Re: some questions from a complete newbe

  • From: Dick <dick@xxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2018 14:23:30 +0100 (CET)

I think it might be a good idea to become more creative in this parts than just ending up with, it is not possible. when netflix did not work in ubuntu, there was a full functional workaround via wine which was just an app you had to install. now netflix works flawlessly via chrome and i thought even chromium. there are enough restricted codecs available nowadays, i think the problem is they are not ported to haiku.
I think a growing userbase is the most effective way to motivate developpers and contributors because they notice their work is widely used. So i think it would be a good idea to build extra features as much as possible and leave the bugfixing to a stage of only realy noticable bugs in daily use. after a full-function system finetuing by fixing all open bugs would be a good idea. For example: when r1 is released in 4 years without support for netflix/youtube etc. that mens 20 years of work to gain something that would not be widely used, and is not usable to make the power of microsoft get smaller. for example when r2 comes 5 years later with netflix-support and youtubesupport, maybe we do even not use x86 of x86-64 computer systems annymore, maybe youtube and netflix are long gone already.
The more enthousiast users you get, the more donatioins, the more developers. so my opinion is: build the os from a point of view of users, not from the point of view of developers.
best regards, dick

On Fri, 7 Dec 2018, Liam Proven wrote:

On Fri, 7 Dec 2018 at 14:06, Dick <dick@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Ok, i think the accessibility of haiku will not be in the picture annytime


Is haiku r1 expected to be
a ful functional modern os

No, not yet. It is still years away from that, unfortunately.

Proprietary media services tend to require special codecs and things,
that even the number 3 O S, Linux, often does not get.

Realistically, for that kind of thing, run Windows or Mac O S X.

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