Small update. TiltOS informed us that its package manager (which is working on Haiku) has added support for new packages:

antiword, bc, desktop-file-utils, fastjar, flac, gperf, joe, lame, libmng, pwgen, shared-mime-info, ode, uriparser, wget, vim, vorbis-tools, xreces_c

Also the following packages where updated or fixed: automake, bzip2, curl, file.

Nice day to you all !

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3 Comments

wolfe on 2008-08-22 at 03:16 (Reply)
It all sounds like ported Linux to me . . . because it is ? Is Haiku becoming another Linux . . ? Not sure if thats a good thing or not. . . . It's not. Linux stinks . . .
Stephen B. on 2008-08-22 at 21:19 (Reply)
Those are UNIX apps - none of them are Linux-specific so far as I know. They should be compatible with just about any POSIX-compliant OS, including Linux, or Haiku, or plain 'ol BeOS. In fact, most of the apps in that list have been available for BeOS for years now (joe, lame, wget, curl, and bzip2 are all installed on my R5 system).

The ability to install & use POSIX apps doesn't mean that Haiku is "becoming another Linux" - any more than the existence of WINE means that Linux is "becoming another Windows."
wolfe on 2008-08-23 at 11:39 (Reply)
he he he . . . spark a little unrest and the site comes alive . . . sorta . . . he he he :-)

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