Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd May 2008 06:04 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
BeOS & Derivatives Slowly but surely, Haiku is moving towards their very first alpha release. It 'self-hosted' for the first time in February of this year, but it did require a few hacks to work properly. The need for hacks was removed April 1st (what's in a date) by Bruno G. Albuquerque. Recently, some more progress has been made.
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by Arakon on Thu 22nd May 2008 06:56 UTC
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Can't wait for an actual release to try. I've been following Haiku for a while now. It's great to watch the progress.

Keep up the good work, guys.

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The Code Drive has broken the $5000 barrier!
by Polari on Thu 22nd May 2008 10:15 UTC
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The real story is that in less than a week the Haiku Code Drive fund has broken the $5000 barrier! That means at least two students will be sponsored in addition to those sponsored by Google as part of the Summer of Code.

If you haven't stumped up yet, go hit that "Donate" button. Voting to select the projects begins later today.

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Comment by dammage
by dammage on Thu 22nd May 2008 10:34 UTC
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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then you win!

Haiku has very great and loyal heads behind itself. It's great to see every update since I catched up on OpenBeOS ;)

I wonder what ex Be Inc. employees e.g. at Trolltech will say once it is out ;)

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by ricegf on Thu 22nd May 2008 11:14 UTC
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I've been using various Linuxes (Linuces? Linux?) for the past 8 years, but what I actually value is freedom of choice. I'm sure I've got a spare computer around here somewhere. (rummage, rummage) Ah, here it is!


Ready when you are!

Congratulations on great progress!

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Almost surreal
by chekr on Thu 22nd May 2008 11:37 UTC
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For an ex-BeOS user who watched with anticipation (on the greenboards) as different groups struggled to gain mindshare these are truly exciting times. I look forward to usable beta's to fiddle around with!

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Comment by Andre
by Andre on Thu 22nd May 2008 13:36 UTC
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This is great news. Good to see a mixed gcc2/gcc4 release is possible now. Moving forwards, yet maintaining backwards compatibility. great!

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Haiku Progresses Towards Alpha 1
by jarzac on Thu 22nd May 2008 15:35 UTC
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Excellent! I can’t wait for when I can replace my old BeOS 5 installation with Haiku, and start using it in a production environment.

We can even help speeding up the process if we donate a little every month at:

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by on Thu 22nd May 2008 16:11 UTC
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Since just about every PC sold out there is dual/quad core, they should fix the horrible SMP problems before even thinking about alpha releases... It's a promising OS, but I've found it to be very unstable.

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It's a promising OS, but I've found it to be very unstable.

Haven't your bug reports been getting reviewed? Clearly the KDL outputs and serial logs must have provided enough information for one of the core developers to start tracking down these issues for you.

FWIW, not many people are complaining about SMP stability issues at this point - so I'm guessing your scenario is not common.

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Coverity should be used to find these bugs.

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by Bruno on Fri 23rd May 2008 13:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by"
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Which "horrible SMp problems"? Can you be more specific? I run Haiku on an Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme and I did not really see anything like that.

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by jfreeman on Fri 23rd May 2008 15:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by"
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I regularly run the latest Haiku revision on an Athlon 64 X2 4200+ with SMP enabled, and I never have any problems. Now 3+ months ago it would be a different story; maybe you're just using an older revision? ;)

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