Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Sep 2006 20:38 UTC, submitted by fudel
Zeta Magnussoft, the company now responsible for development on Zeta, has announced it is accepting pre-orders for Zeta 1.21. This new release will include multi-user support, will be built with GCC4, among other improvements. Bernd Korz's weblog contains more information. Korz was (is?) the CEO of YellowTAB, the company that started Zeta. Read on for a short editorial on this announcement.
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RE[6]: multi user???
by memson on Mon 11th Sep 2006 14:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: multi user???"
memson
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Vanders, BeOS doesn't use versioned Shared Objects for System libs. This then kills your entire point. BeOS != LINUX.

JT is right on this one. Listen to him.

To include the entire API again would needlessly expand the entire install base. If you are breaking binary compatibility, it should be all or nothing IMO. (Isn't that what Syllable dod to the original libAtheos.so?) You then have issues like linking drivers to the Kernel, input filters to the input server, various bits and pieces to the App server. That's just the tip of the iceberg.

I've looked at writing a thunking layer for BeOS to allow GCC 3.x to be used in plain R5.03. Way, way too much work.

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