Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#5888 closed bug (invalid)

.iso live-cd needs to be more plenty of essential software libre for newbies

Reported by: nitrofurano Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: - General Version: R1/alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


just like from Ubuntu-Linux and so many Linux distros, Haiku live-cd would be greater if having some essential software libre there. Of course it's great seeing BeZilla and Pe text editor there, but much more software is needed there, like a kind of open-office, multi-protocol messaging tool, some few games, etc., until filling a normal cd size, like Ubuntu live-cd does, when actual Haiku live-cd only takes half of it.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by stippi, 12 years ago

This suggestion isn't useful as a ticket in Trac, since it's much too generic and broad in meaning. Maybe a mailing list discussion about what software to include could be initiated for Alpha 2 again. What do others think?

comment:2 by tangobravo, 12 years ago

I just think this an nitrofurano's other recent tickets are simple a case of too high expectations for the state of Haiku. As an alpha it should simply not be expected to have all of the same useful software and hardware support. Many of the items don't even exist for Haiku, eg "kind of open-office". We certainly don't want to be shipping the QT/KOffice solution with an official release IMHO.

Maybe this ticket brings up more of a question of "how do we better manage expectations?". Nitrofurano - what were your expectations of Haiku when you downloaded it? Clearly Haiku failed to meet them, but I tend to think that's probably more due to a problem of communicating what the current alpha state really means rather than a "bug" in Haiku.

comment:3 by luroh, 12 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

While certainly valid and appreciated feedback, the topic deserves a better forum than the bug tracker. Please feel free to flesh it out and bring it up for discussion in the Haiku forums, or on the Haiku general mailing list.

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