Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Sep 2007 18:43 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Two interesting bits of news from the Haiku front. First, Haiku now has basic support for FireWire, thanks to GSOC student JiSheng Zhang. You cannot connect a FireWire hard drive just yet, though. Second, Russian BeOS hacker Troeglazov Gerasim has ported Samba 3.10 to Haiku, so you can now browse your Windows shares in Haiku, as well as share files through Samba in Haiku. IsComputerOn has the details, as well as some screenshots.
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RE[2]: Haiku on the map?
by koki on Mon 3rd Sep 2007 16:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Haiku on the map?"
koki
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Roadmap != deadline

The reluctance to have a roadmap may have its roots in the early (unrealistic) predictions that Haiku would have a beta in one year or two (which obviously never materialized). This is understandable, but there is no need to go from one extreme to the other.

A roadmap does not have to be a deadline set in stone, but rather a set of milestones (for alpha, beta, R1 and so on) with flexible time frames (instead of dates; for example, 2008 Q1) subject to change depending on how development progress. This would not only show those watching the project what to expect down the line, but it would also avoid having to answer ad nauseam the "when will R1 be released?" question.

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