Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Jun 2006 22:24 UTC
Zeta Yesterday, Magnussoft, via the ZETA-OS site, announced the launch of the new Beta Test program. A difference in this beta test program is that the testers will not only work with the OS itself but also with beta applications, drivers and even kernel modules (when you apply you can choose if you want to test only one of those or all of them). What's also nice about this is that everyone can apply, without the need for prior experience in beta testing.
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Very Interesting
by dswain on Thu 29th Jun 2006 01:12 UTC
dswain
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2005-07-03

Just registered now. Hopefully I will be able to participate in it a little bit. Should be a neat experience if I get accepted to try it. I have no real experience with Zeta/BeOS so it will be neat to give it a swing.

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Difference?
by Kancept on Thu 29th Jun 2006 04:48 UTC
Kancept
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2006-01-09

Um, I've been a beta tester, and we tested drivers and apps as well. I don't get why this is different. Or maybe they are saying it's different, even though it's the same as noone outside the betas knew that anyway?

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Be wary of the Zeta beta program...
by Luposian on Thu 29th Jun 2006 05:33 UTC
Luposian
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2005-07-27

if you develop drivers/software for Haiku. They have a NDA requirement for acceptance and I'm not certain to what effect such could have on Haiku development later on.

Just passing along one person's concern...

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Site down?
by nicholas on Thu 29th Jun 2006 08:15 UTC
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2005-07-07

Error Code: 500 Internal Server Error. Not implemented (-2147467263)

osnews'd eh? :-(

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Do you need to have Zeta before applying ?
by Leo43 on Thu 29th Jun 2006 09:02 UTC
Leo43
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2006-06-26

Just wanted to know if having access to this Beta program automaticaly gives you access to Zeta ? or if you need to have Zeta before applying ?

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Kancept Member since:
2006-01-09

Generally you get access to it. You have to be using the testbed they're using to be of any help. Genearlly I kept a separate partition and/or HD with the beta builds for testing, and stable one for day to day. Granted, the betas felt more stable IMHO.

Edited 2006-06-29 13:43

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

It says on their page that no prior experience with BeOS or Zeta is expected - they are looking for people who have never used it as well.

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Changes
by flywheel on Thu 29th Jun 2006 19:35 UTC
flywheel
Member since:
2005-12-28

Is there a new feature list ?

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