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    Default Haiku Gains Package Management Support

    Phoronix: Haiku Gains Package Management Support

    Haiku OS, the open-source operating system inspired by BeOS, now has package management support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ3Mjc

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    Yes this is great news, come next Beta it's time to install Haiku on bare metal instead of running in a VM. Good times ahead.

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    Did they decied to go with there own package format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJenbo View Post
    Did they decied to go with there own package format?
    Whose package format were they supposed to go with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayrulez View Post
    Whose package format were they supposed to go with?
    Red Hat, Debian, Arch, Ports, ebuild. Just to name a few that I am pretty sure are flexible enough to work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJenbo View Post
    Red Hat, Debian, Arch, Ports, ebuild. Just to name a few that I am pretty sure are flexible enough to work out.
    What would be the benefits of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayrulez View Post
    What would be the benefits of this?
    A proven format, colaboration, people know how to author them, others needs less infrastructure to support it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJenbo View Post
    Did they decied to go with there own package format?
    Yes, they've designed it from scratch since their own implementation would be under a permissive license and of a design that the developers can agree with.
    It also forms part of the upgrade framework of Haiku, so there would have to be OS specific code for that function.

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