[haiku] Re: some questions from a complete newbe

  • From: Dick <dick@xxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2018 16:27:39 +0100 (CET)

I think porting wine would be a great idea.
@adrien: sorry but i think you take the wrong approach. lets take an example: when haiku was no os but a new type of car. As developper of the car you might say: i prefer making this thing drive as smoothly as possible before i add things like car audio/tb/dvd/airco etc. but your brand is quite nw, noboddy knows it yet and it depends on what they get if they liek it or not. So when the average users accepts it driving quite horrible but with nice sound/tv/dvd-entertainment and a nice airco, i thinkk you should decide to add that features first because that is what the users like. of course you want yor cars to drive smoothly but you can add that later. when i talk to average computer users(just that type that runs windows and barely knows other operating systems exist) when i ask them would you switch to something else, the first question is: will netflix work, can i watch youtube, can i play my favorite games?
i think that is what attracts average users.
best regards, Dick

On Fri, 7 Dec 2018, Adrien Destugues wrote:

7 décembre 2018 15:16 "Abdurrahim Cakar" <abdurrahim.cakar@xxxxxxxxx> a écrit:

Hi everyone, I am newly coming into haiku development so newbie here,
I think this wine thing can give Haiku real deal. If we start porting wine it 
would pay lot more
sooner. If we put such thing on roadmap I could get interested porting such 

You have to understand one thing about Haiku: there is not really a roadmap, 
especially for porting applications.

If you think wine helps you in your workflow, just start porting Wine. If you 
have questions along the way,
ask, and we'll see how we can help. There will be no effort on this from the 
Haiku team because we work on the
OS itself and that keeps us busy enough. We can't take care of porting every 
application out there.

Everytime someone asks me why Haiku does not have Firefox, my answer is "ask Mozilla 
why they won't port it".
You can't expect the Haiku core team to take care of porting everything out 
there. At some point people have
to port their own apps, or the apps they want to use.


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