Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Oct 2006 23:11 UTC
Zeta "Quite a few new things are now in an alpha/beta stage for the next update of ZETA; one of them is the implementation of the latest stable version of SAMBA, v3.0.23. As you can see from the screenshot, ZETA is now 'dancing' beautifully with Linux servers." Also, Axl has posted a status update concerning networking in Haiku: "Work on the networking stack is making slow but steady progress. UDP and IPv4 protocols are mostly done, TCP can send out data, but receiving is not yet implemented."
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Nice!
by TaterSalad on Mon 30th Oct 2006 00:04 UTC
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This is great news for both Zeta and Haiku. That's pretty impressive for both operating systems. I'm looking forward to the day of a Haiku release.

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RE: Nice!
by umccullough on Mon 30th Oct 2006 01:52 UTC in reply to "Nice!"
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2006-01-26

I'm looking forward to the day of a Haiku release.

Ditto!

Which reminds me - today concludes WalterCon 2006 in Orlando, FL... but so far I don't think there has been much published about the event.

Hopefully tomorrow and the remainder of the week we can look forward to some news articles and pictures ;)

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RE[2]: Nice!
by Polari on Mon 30th Oct 2006 02:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice!"
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2006-02-24

Indeed, I want to see what the new icon set looks like.

Shame about slow progress on the network stack, but those are the breaks I guess.

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Source?
by saxiyn on Mon 30th Oct 2006 02:05 UTC
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2005-07-08

Anyone has the link to this SAMBA on ZETA source code? Since SAMBA is licensed under GPL 2, I think one might be able to locate it somewhere...

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RE: Source?
by umccullough on Mon 30th Oct 2006 02:08 UTC in reply to "Source?"
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2006-01-26

The SAMBA source patches for Zeta don't have to be available to the public until it is released to the public (which I am fairly certain it is not yet).

I believe it requires a new version of Zeta compiled with GCC4 - which I suspect is dubbed Zeta 2.0 or something. It remains unreleased to the general public.

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RE: Source?
by StephenBeDoper on Mon 30th Oct 2006 02:31 UTC in reply to "Source?"
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2005-07-06

I expect they'll do the same thing that Be did with any GPL'd software they used: include zip files of the source on the release CD.

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Haiku
by Phloptical on Mon 30th Oct 2006 04:50 UTC
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2006-10-10

I'd still like to know the reason behind Google giving it the cold shoulder on the whole "summer of code" thing they were doing.

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RE: Haiku
by Wintermute on Mon 30th Oct 2006 16:29 UTC in reply to "Haiku"
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2005-07-30

Answer is very simple.

Google summer of code isn't really charity. It is an attempt by Google to help develop projects that could undermine the MS monopoly. In the view of people in charge behind SoC, Haiku is too 'alternative' to have an impact on MS's monopoly. If I where in charge of Soc, I also wouldn't spend any resources on Haiku, I would focus on Linux and maybe BSD.

P.S. I can't wait to try a Haiku release and I think the concepts behind BeOS where pretty cool. I thinking from a business point of view above.

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RE[2]: Haiku
by Phloptical on Mon 30th Oct 2006 22:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Haiku"
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2006-10-10

Yeah, I thought any alternative OSS OS to Windows would have been pursued. And given the community behind Haiku, and the length of time they've been at it, I figured Google would have pretty much stood behind the project.

I'm, personally, more excited about the prospects of Haiku than any distro of Linux. I like the idea of Linux, but after trying flavor after flavor, I can't see it as being an OS for the masses yet.....for a myriad of reasons. For that reason, I'd throw my hat in with the ReactOS crowd over Linux as well.

That said, I think Linux should still be developed and worked on simply because the progress that the communities have made is nothing short of astounding.

That's just my 2 cents.

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I just hope
by Saquatch666 on Mon 30th Oct 2006 05:20 UTC
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2006-01-02

both entities keep on developing BeOS as a media OS,hre[s what I did today with trusty old R5: I had a guy from ebay wanting to hear what a guitar I dad for sale sounded like,so I pluged 'er in fired up SoundRecorder trimmed the ends a little to get rid of the tune-up part ,saved it as an mp3 and drug it into BeMail and wham instant sample!sunded good too even with my cheap soundblaster mic,I've never seen Windows or linux apps that make it this easy,don't get me wrong any BeoS news is good news but improvements to the media kit is BIG news and an updated 3DmiX with mulitrack recorder would be REALLY BIG news to me at least!

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RE: I just hope
by jessta on Mon 30th Oct 2006 10:34 UTC in reply to "I just hope"
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2005-08-17

I like how you used the word 'wham' to make it sound like something magical happened.
When you just recorded sound and then attached it to an email, which can be done fairly easily on pretty much any desktop OS.

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RE[2]: I just hope
by GCrain on Mon 30th Oct 2006 17:59 UTC in reply to "RE: I just hope"
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2005-07-11

Maybe it's not magical or difficult, but it is a lot easier than other OS's. Windows has Sound Recorder, but you will have to record it as a wave, then download/use some other program to convert it to mp3. MacOS does not have a built in sound recorder. You would have to get Audicity or something. Linux, well almost nothing is easy. Please explain if I am incorrect.

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RE[3]: I just hope
by togs on Tue 31st Oct 2006 00:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I just hope"
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2005-07-06

You can record on Macs using QuickTime, if you need a quick soundbite.

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RE[3]: I just hope
by Phloptical on Tue 31st Oct 2006 00:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I just hope"
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2006-10-10

Really, I thought OS X did come with sound editor. Maybe I'm wrong. If not I'm sure there's a free one out there that somebody came up with.

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RE[2]: I just hope
by StephenBeDoper on Mon 30th Oct 2006 22:14 UTC in reply to "RE: I just hope"
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2005-07-06

I like how you used the word 'wham' to make it sound like something magical happened.
When you just recorded sound and then attached it to an email, which can be done fairly easily on pretty much any desktop OS.


...the difference being that it only takes about 4-5 steps in BeOS, and almost the entirety of the process can be done via drag-and-drop.

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RE: I just hope
by Nutela on Mon 30th Oct 2006 11:13 UTC in reply to "I just hope"
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2006-02-09

I'd need some sample slicing SW for breakz and 3Dmix update would be cool as well.

Sequitur development has gone to windows I hope someone will pick up the latest BeOS version, sources are available.

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question
by netpython on Mon 30th Oct 2006 18:34 UTC
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2005-07-06

How stable is zeta?
Does anyone have experience with the latest release.I might buy a box.

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RE: question
by nelvana2005 on Mon 30th Oct 2006 19:22 UTC in reply to "question"
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2005-07-29

I suggest that you read a few threads of the English forum of the website of www.zeta-os.com.
Your experience with Zeta depends thoroughly on the fact whether Zeta is compatible with your hardware or not. So it would be a good idea to post your hardware configuration in the hardware section of the above-mentioned forum.
Another possibility is to download the Zeta 1.21-Live-CD and test it.
The latest Zeta is very stable. But this might mean nothing for you, if e.g. your graphics card would not be detected and everything would have to run in vesa mode. So you have to read up on this hardware issue beforehand.

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