Wow, when François Revol (aka mmu_man) writes about a subject, he REALLY writes about a subject. Over at his Haiku blog he took on the subject of the Haiku Theme Manager. The entry is a bit lengthy but very informative. If you ever wanted to know about all the nitty-gritty details of how the Haiku Theme Manager works, this is the article for you.
The first official “Haiku Recognition Award” goes to… Michael Phipps! Michael is very deserving of this award and all of the attendants (the bulk of the core Haiku developers) wanted a cool way to say “Thank You Michael for everything you did for Haiku!” You can read more about it here and even watch the interesting accompanying video. Enjoy!
Bryan Varner, the Java for Haiku Team leader has posted his first blog entry on the Haiku-OS website that lays down the foundation for getting Java on Haiku. This is a fantastic initiative and we suggest that any developers who haven’t contributed to Haiku yet, please take the time to go over this project and contribute if at all possible. No, Java on an OS is not a “killer app” but it is a great step in the right direction and if we can keep the momentum going, it could spell more great things for Haiku. BTW, the team even has their own webpage on the OpenJDK site!
Daat from IsComputerOn.com is reporting that GoBe is back and trying to produce productivity software that will compete with M$ Office on Windows, MacOS and Linux. This article talks about the comeback of GoBe but there is also an interesting part that claims “Blue Lotus is already planning for its next foray and is negotiating to buy out the BEOS operating system from the promoters of BE Inc” and “We are in discussions to acquire the BEOS and hope to close the deal soon.” Does this really mean that they are trying to acquire all of the Be Inc IPs from Access and they are going to revive our beloved BeOS? Daat is attempting to get in touch with Blue Lotus and Access to get confirmation on all this. Things in the BeOS community could get interesting in a hurry.
The Haiku Java Team now has the footing it needs to bring Java to Haiku with top notch compatibility. Haiku-OS is reporting that the OpenJDK Porters Group has decided to accept the proposal submitted by the Haiku Java Team. The next time we see Bryan, the first round is on us!!!
The first 2008 installment of the Haiku Podcast is now available at HaikuPodcast.com This episode recaps some Haiku stories from 2007 as well as a list of events that will be taking place in 2008. You can also find out what app won the BeBits “App of the Year!” award. Thanks Sikosis, for getting the word out about Haiku!
BeGeistert 018 and the week long code-athon that preceded it have come and gone but the effects will be around for a very long time! Stephan Aßmus has provided his own personal report about who was there and what happened. It is all great information and very enjoyable to read. Head over and learn more about what happens when Haiku enthusiasts get together. Thanks for the great report Stephan!
Last year Haiku got quite a bit of exposure all over the world and 2008 is shaping up to be another great year for pimpin’ all the great things about Haiku. The Haiku web team has put together some great tools to announce and learn about announced events related to Haiku. Head over here to find out more.
It is a couple of days late but the sentiment still comes from the heart! May this year bring positive change for you and yours as well as our beloved OS! Good luck and best wishes!!!
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More apps needed though.
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