In the My proposals/suggestions for the upcoming beta thread, I was asked my thoughts about maybe making a distro and basically replied that I really wasn’t sure.
But, truth be told, I do miss having a place where I can freely play like in a kid’s sandbox. And that’s what I’m hoping ‘newleaf’ will be. It’ll just be a personal side project to hopefully gain some Haiku skills as an educational exercise. It’ll just be alpha 4; (with later Poem builds, I switched to hrev50810, but don’t plan to do this again.) The reason is because even though I like PM now, I don’t want Haiku to feel anything is ‘competing’ with it by taking a recent codebase. (For those wondering, I had the name ‘newleaf’ for Poem originally, and since it’s unused, am simply reusing the name).
I still hope to work with Haiku, maybe even join the team sometime, and that messing with a small distro won’t change anything or cause any hard feelings with the team or the community. Please notice I didn’t title this ‘Hey! New distro!’ or anything of that sort, because I don’t want to attract attention to it than this – especially with the Beta so close. I’ve been wanting to say this for a while now, and maybe picked the wrong time, but my hope is if I post this with enough time before beta 1 arrives, this will sink down the list and fade away with plenty of time.
That said, I’m still honestly as stoked about Beta as everyone else, and will write and post whatever I can about Haiku to let people know about Haiku wherever I can. Haiku is truly remarkable, and I don’t want to take away from it. But I did feel it honest of me to let everyone know about me and this idea.
Again, I’m honestly very excited about Haiku, and again hope this can just be a small personal toy for fun/learning. And be a place to put in my ideas like adding color, backgrounds, etc. Hopefully this thread won’t make anyone mad. And I can still join in being part of the beta excitement (and the wonderful community here). Anyway, thanks…