Following the recent release of Haiku R1/beta2, I decided to write, edit, and publish this quick review using the Haiku operating system for all stages of the process. I include a few thoughts about my personal experience during the process.
It was an interesting reading. Thanks for your review.
Nice report @victordomingos! On the sidenote for LibreOffice, did you try to install the langauge packages available?
I believe so, but I will give it another shot soon. About one year ago I used LibreOffice to edit an important document, and I believe it was working better on my system back then.
Nice review. The only bit I’m surprised by is that you want emojis in the terminal! I sit at a console all day every day and have never needed them… But then I don’t go near web development, maybe its related to that?!
Well, after having seen a few utilities using emoji on console (maybe homebrew, or pipenv), I liked the idea and I even use them in one application I have been developing:
I use them for visual feedback. It’s like a quick and dirty way to build a simple GUI, without needing to write one.
Well Windows Terminal supports emojis As well as SerenityOS’s Termianl.
It is a nice Gimmick but not system relevant, could be some 3rd party work?
I am not sure it it would be enough to use a different font. If so, I couldn’t find one that worked as expected, so I suspect the app itself needs some kind of fix.
I don’t think it’s a gimmick, it’s basic Unicode support. Also it enhances terminal output in a pretty beautiful way.
Is there a font supporting emojis? I don’t think so, if they would be monochrom in color?! Not sure about this… but looks nice to see a colorful icon (Warning , Attention …)
If somebody likes to work on it? Why not!
Personaly I dislike emojis and try to avoid them as much as I can.
Ups, sorry to be off topic here!
There is now support for color emojis in fonts indeed. It is done by including PNG files in a ttf font. But Haiku does not know how to display them, yet. But it seems indeed that the topic is a bit controlversial, as much as UTF8/Unicode was when it was introduced, I guess…
Very nice review, thank you. I was just surprised, that you did’nt find an useful e-mail client? (I’m using MailNews and it’s working very stable with SSL/Imap.)
I believe it is still not available on 64-bit.
I was referring to the built-in mail features, that I couldn’t get to work properly with Gmail. But I admit I still need to try a few options.
Interesting. I always thought it might have been implemented in something like SVG. I wonder why they chose PNG intead.
Getting back into this, I was able to install spell checking for Portuguese and I will update my review with a quick note about it. Turns out I had to download an extension from a website and then use the Extension Manager withing LibreOffice to install the spellchecking extension, by selecting the corresponding downloaded file.
What I find strange, and I am not sure this is a bug, is that HaikuDepot already has available some related packages (e.g. myspell_pt), which I had installed but apparently were either not working, or not enough on their own.
Also seen this, had to install the Dutch extention pack for LO for this (hence my earlier comment)
nice review mate
A slightly updated version of this review has been meanwhile published at DZone:
From my side, it was all done on Haiku itself, just like in the original version. I had some hiccups on WebPositive, but I was in fact able to publish it. So, Haiku can in fact be used for some kinds of tasks