I'm glad to see Haiku has many talented and dedicated followers of non-fashion. I don't visit here often, yet I do receive your digest regularly.
I believe that Haiku is the future of the Desktop. Right now it is not my owndevelopment environment, yet, from year to year, I come back and have a look, and then I keep going, preparing for the day when I can move from Linux, and all that old outdated code, to this wonderful new clean environment you "Dedicated -non-followers of fashion" are creating, together with the fruits of my creative effors for all of you.
As a fellow dedicated follower of non-fashion, I am also creating a new fashion, at a higher level than modern tools like Python, wxPython and Glade. And just as a higher level tool like Python is dependent upon it's lower level components, like C, my creation is dependent upon these most important technologies, which I regard as "Must Haves" for any future desktop Os:
It should be of great significance, the moment when these tools add "Haiku" to their list of supported operating systems, in addition to Windows and Mac. Only then can my tools be added to the growing list of Haiku tools for content creators. And Haiku is the Content Creator OS, as Apple is the Content Consumer OS. As these tools already are built to support multiple oss, it is a small and painless job to add Haiku. And all the examples of the Apple, Linux and Windows code-variations are staring you in the face to copy from. So it's a good learning environment also. In particular wxGlade and wxPython are perfect examples of code "done to perfection" in an object-oriented environment.
Any movement in this direction would be most important and time well spent at Google Code. And one day, perhaps Haiku will complete it's poem out of time and return all of the Bees to the HiveOS, and we all can de-camp out of LInux gracefully, bringing with us all of our "Honey".
Best wishes for this year.
Adam of Bremen