Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Sep 2009 14:57 UTC, submitted by Alexander Bisogiannis
BeOS & Derivatives With the imminent release of the Haiku Alpha, Haiku-Files is now releasing ISO images for testing. Note that these are not the actual alpha release, but only daily builds of the branch which will eventually become the alpha! "With the upcoming release of Haiku R1Alpha1, we are providing candidate imagefiles. They are X86 GCC2 Hybrid images and provided as Raw HD, VMware, and ISO images. As per the R1Alpha1 specifications, they are built from the releases/r1alpha1 branch code and utilize the alpha-* build profile."
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Haiku
by marcp on Tue 1st Sep 2009 15:21 UTC
marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

Wonderful news! that means HaikuOS is coming to real life!

Edited 2009-09-01 15:26 UTC

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RE: Haiku
by Michael Oliveira on Tue 1st Sep 2009 20:09 UTC in reply to "Haiku"
Michael Oliveira Member since:
2005-07-07

Will reach beta status soon!

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I may just buy a hard drive
by Anon9 on Tue 1st Sep 2009 20:46 UTC
Anon9
Member since:
2008-06-30

I may just go out and buy a second hard drive so I can try this out. I tried resizing my NTFS partition on two different computers with GParted Live, but both attempts failed; so I'm going to have to get a new hard drive since I don't want to destroy my Windows partitions. I suppose I could settle for virtualization, but I have had speed issues with that before.

Edited 2009-09-01 20:47 UTC

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RE: I may just buy a hard drive
by cb88 on Sat 5th Sep 2009 02:11 UTC in reply to "I may just buy a hard drive"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

or you could buy a cheap usb drive an install it on there from the raw image (I think you can do it that way... there are instructions oh the haiku site)

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Keep expectations low
by umccullough on Tue 1st Sep 2009 22:00 UTC
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

Remember, this is still technically "pre-alpha"...

Bug fixes are being merged into the alpha branch pretty much continously now, and known performance issues with the Live/Install CD are being addressed as well.

Various cleanups are still being made to public headers, etc.

Additionally, the various 3rd party packages are being updated bit by bit and need to be regression tested to make sure they still work...

And finally, we don't have these candidate builds mirrored anywhere, so please don't eat our hosting server yet ;)

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RE: Keep expectations low
by OSGuy on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 10:36 UTC in reply to "Keep expectations low"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

Great work! Looking forward to Haiku!

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RE: Keep expectations low
by OSGuy on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 08:01 UTC in reply to "Keep expectations low"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

I just tried the ISO in VirtualBox. It works flawlessly! I liked everything I saw, Finally, a fully featured, beautiful, open source OS. Well done!

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Haiku
by marcp on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 17:42 UTC
marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

I must say I'm VERY impressed with the progress Haiku made. Yesterday I tested it and it worked EXCELLENT both on my desktop and new netbook computer. Of course WiFi was not detected, but the FreeBSD-derrived framework is probobly not finished yet. Anyway - everything worked out of the box - multimedia [BeOS was a multimedia OS!], graphics, sound [the desktop sound was bit buggy - AC97 sound, although the netbook's Intel HD Audio worked as a charm], and even touchpad with the multitouch and scroll spaces! not mentioning improved network security, closed ports; sshd turned off by default. This is a milestone. I'm looking forward for the other improvements.
Thanks HAIKU TEAM!

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booting cd
by gfx1 on Sat 5th Sep 2009 18:36 UTC
gfx1
Member since:
2006-01-20

Is it possible to see what is happening during boot?
(more verbose)
My laptop is trashing the cd around at the 4th icon and nothing much seems to happen...

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