Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jun 2009 21:59 UTC, submitted by JayDee
SkyOS Not too long ago, Robert Szeleney put the development of SkyOS on a temporary hold. The challenges in keeping up with the ever-changing world of hardware support were simply too big to continue SkyOS then-current development model. As a result, Szeleney recently came up with the idea of using a Linux or NetBSD kernel as the base for SkyOS. Well, we've got a progress report on that one, and in true Szeleney fashion, a lot of work has already been done.
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by bebop on Fri 26th Jun 2009 23:36 UTC
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Sorry to be off topic but there were a few things said about Haiku that I feel need to be cleared up.

<div class="cquote">Except that Haiku is in perpetual pre-alpha and has a quickly detoriating code base. Unless they manage to bring in the original NewOS developer to fix all the breakage (esp. SMP), the project is doomed as far as I can tell.</div>
This is completely untrue. The main Haiku developers are really good at what they do and I can say from personal experience that the Haiku code base is some of the cleanest code I have worked with. Also the original NewOS developer aka giest, he contributes to Haiku from time to time and follows the progress.

As far as the perpetual pre-alpha, why don't you give it a try. I have been using Haiku for several months full time on my development machine and have not had a crash once. Not to mention if you follow the Haiku mailing list you will see that releasing an alpha is really high on the list of things to do. Also our build system can produce iso's so when we clear up a few remaining things it will be easy to make an alpha.

<div class="cquote">This is why some people would rather pressure the company that has BeOS's asset to completely open source it or revamp it. There is a fear that Haiku doesn't look like it'll be matured.</div>
This is never going to happen. If Access was going to release the source code they would have done so by now. Haiku runs almost all of the BeOS software flawlessly and Haiku itself is becoming stable.

My last point is, please stop spreading FUD about Haiku. If you would like to know more about Haiku or see it progress go to the website, do some research ie read the mailing lists. Look at the commit log. Please though give some respect to the people who are working on the project and research before you write.

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