brunobastardi: Lots of time is lost by doing the package manager to much time... almost 5! years...
I think so too long time, but today i like the package management system at all.
brunobastardi: Until now package manager is very tricky and still not stable I think.
Yes i thinks like you, because i never understand HaikuPorts with recipes and all this things to do to ake them compile and building a package about it.... It something for people who have many expirience in programming not for new ones or users.
PulkoMandy: The code for it is quite stable now, and has been for a few years.
Ha ha, the flickering by selection to fast in HaikuDepots is one of the oldest and now available bugs
PulkoMandy: Having a real package manager allowed to tackle a much bigger task of building a real package repository. One where you know that you can install something and it will work. No more hunting for missing libs, or installing a lib update to find out it breaks some other software you were using.
I agree but i see problems with new versions of programs and files, because some older programs available and never changed in the future will never be supported all the time, because one the latest one will be available over HaikuDepot (Is this right?).
PulkoMandy: As a user of BeOS and Haiku, no, I did not feel that the old way was user friendly. A lot of softwarze came with "drag X here" links to complete the install, because it was not really possible to make it self contained.
Yes, i agree, but you can copy and paste every there you want and you can go your own way to use the system folders. And this breaks many old bulds for Haiku (I want EGSL back )
PulkoMandy: It was also quite bad for people writing software. The package management system provides them with tools to check their dependencies, and it eases a lot the debugging of installation problems on other people's computer. It saves a ton of time for everyone. And I think this is the right way to attract more users and devs.
If one understand and learn to do it
PulkoMandy: So, let's close this chapter of the Haiku history with the Beta 1 release, and then move forward.
I think only of a beta 1 when this has appeared. This has been announced too often. One of the things that certainly scares many.
But the team behind Haiku do a good job