Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2008 20:35 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives According to a news post on the Haiku project website, a new port team is being formed to bring Java technologies to the Haiku platform. The goal of the Haiku Java Team is to port OpenJDK to Haiku, and they would like to see the port included within the structure of Sun's OpenJDK project. The Haiku developers have already been in contact with members of the OpenJDK Porters Group to pursue their objective, and a formal proposal has also been submitted for consideration by the OpenJDK project. The Haiku Java Team is an initiative lead by Bryan Varner, who together with Andrew Bachmann worked on the port of Java to BeOS in the past (demo video).
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Well, Haiku is still alpha so I'd say the reason you don't see ISOs is to prevent people from trying it, saying it sucks, and never trying it again. It does run on real hardware (not mine unfortunately). Plus I've never seen a BeOS install/live cd in the ISO format, it's always .bin/.cue due to some shortcomings in ISO.

Also, Haiku is as easy to install as the BeOS, so writing an installer would be fairly straight-forward. Here's the manual process from BeOS (or an install/live CD):
1) Format a BFS partition.
2) Mount the Haiku drive image.
3) Copy the files.

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