Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Oct 2005 18:00 UTC, submitted by Lisa Sheeran
Qt Benoit Schillings, co-creator of the Be operating system (first engineer employee in 1992, creator of the BeOS app_server among other things) and former CTO of Openwave, has been appointed to the newly created position of chief technology officer (CTO) at Trolltech. In the meantime, Trolltech has also joined the new mobile OSDL initiative.
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BeOS mention
by jeanmarc on Tue 18th Oct 2005 18:16 UTC
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"Mr. Schillings was a principal contributor to the launch of Be Incorporated, where he designed, developed and implemented the technically acclaimed BeOS."
I like that sentence

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v BeOS is not dead.
by Tanner on Tue 18th Oct 2005 18:45 UTC
v RE: BeOS is not dead.
by bryanv on Tue 18th Oct 2005 21:41 UTC in reply to "BeOS is not dead."
RE[2]: BeOS is not dead.
by Anonymous on Wed 19th Oct 2005 08:24 UTC in reply to "RE: BeOS is not dead."
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I am !



-- benoit

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v RE[2]: BeOS is not dead.
by djame on Tue 18th Oct 2005 22:57 UTC in reply to "BeOS is not dead."
RE[3]: BeOS is not dead.
by Anonymous on Tue 18th Oct 2005 23:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: BeOS is not dead."
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They're Trolltech Trolls, that's why ;)

It's very likely that Benoit Schillings will bring over a lot of his way of doing things, etc. into everything he touches. Now, whether or not that's a "Good Thing (TM)" will be determined by history.

There are some neat things done in the BeOS app_server, but there are also some rather curious WTF's in there as well. Hopefully, the good will be reused in the future in code and design, and the WTF's will be remembered and carefully avoided.

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RE[4]: BeOS is not dead.
by Anonymous on Wed 19th Oct 2005 08:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: BeOS is not dead."
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Let me know about the WTF :-) I certainly do have my list of ooops

You can always mail me at benoit.schillings@gmail.com


-- benoit

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RE[5]: BeOS is not dead.
by Anonymous on Wed 19th Oct 2005 15:06 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: BeOS is not dead."
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Good luck in your new job!

_V_

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v RE[2]: BeOS is not dead.
by djame on Tue 18th Oct 2005 23:00 UTC in reply to "BeOS is not dead."
best wishes
by Anonymous on Tue 18th Oct 2005 19:40 UTC
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Congratulations and good luck to Benoit. Here's hoping he's able to contribute to QT's further excellence.

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Awesome news
by unkn0wn on Tue 18th Oct 2005 20:19 UTC
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I was always a Gnome guy myself, but recently I've been very excited to see what the KDE devs are up to with Plasma.

But now with Benoit onboard at Trolltech, I'm really really excited.

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Wow
by segedunum on Tue 18th Oct 2005 20:47 UTC
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Benoit Schillings. Goodness. I actually remember his name from many years ago.

Trolltech look as if they are really pulling out some stops and at least have some vision for where they want to head. Good for them.

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Cool
by Anonymous on Tue 18th Oct 2005 22:37 UTC
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Seems like Trolltech is alive and kicking these days.

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Benoit left OpenWave?
by Anonymous on Wed 19th Oct 2005 03:11 UTC
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Where is Jean Quereu then? still there?

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RE: Benoit left OpenWave?
by JBQ on Thu 20th Oct 2005 01:25 UTC in reply to "Benoit left OpenWave?"
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I'm still at Openwave, and I do not intend to go anywhere (and the US immigration laws don't give me the option to stay in the US if I don't continue working for Openwave anyway).

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v The Trolltech IPO is coming up soon
by Anonymous on Wed 19th Oct 2005 12:06 UTC
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I found this post very stupid!

Trolltech now can have a better future because it have another good developer (dot).

About the Be Inc. market failure, there are many reasons, Microsoft, the focus-shift, the sales man, etc. but not the Be Staff for technical knowledge.

Maybe with another CEO, like the CEO of yellowTAB, not only the BeOS can have a future, but also Be Inc..

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> Maybe with another CEO, like the CEO of yellowTAB, not only the BeOS can have a future, but also Be Inc..

With all the "attention" the guy at Yt is calling , this can change to RESOLVED ;)


Be Status: Input Acknowledged
BeOS Version: R3.2
Component: unknown

Full Description:

The BeOS needs a megalomaniacal egomaniac sitting on its throne to give it a human character which everyone loves to hate. Without this, the BeOS will languish in the impersonifiable realm of OSs that people can never quite get a handle on. You can judge the success of an OS not by the quality of its features, but by how infamous and disliked the leaders behind them are.

I believe this is a side-effect of developer comraderie under miserable conditions. After all, misery loves company. I believe that making the BeOS less conceptually accessible and far less reliable will require developers to band together, thus developing the kind of community where strangers talk to one-another, kind of like at a grocery store before a huge snowstorm.

Following this same program, it will likely be necessary to move the BeOS headquarters to a far-less-comfortable climate. General environmental discomfort will breed this attitude within and there truly is no greater recipe for success. I would suggest Seattle, but I think it's already taken. You might try Washington, DC, but definitely not somewhere like San Diego or Tucson.


--- gabriel

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3D Mixer!
by Anonymous on Wed 19th Oct 2005 12:58 UTC
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Does that means we will see a 3D Sound Mixer for Qt? :-)

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