Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 09:34 UTC, submitted by moochris
BeOS & Derivatives I had been following the mailing list for the Haiku project the past week with growing interest. The topic of discussion? Why, the alpha release, of course! What needs to be done, who needs to prepare what, and most importantly, what schedule are they going to settle on? Well, after numerous insightful back-and-forths, the community has settled on a schedule.
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RE[2]: Good and bad
by WendelFree on Mon 17th Aug 2009 13:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Good and bad"
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2009-08-17

No hard feelings, but i find it a bit severe from you to make such assumption on the "quality of the code base" just because you stumbled across a few bugs on your hardware ;)



Why do you assume I assumed? I have actually studied and hacked on the Haiku code (mostly interested because I had intimate knowledge of the NewOS code base.)

And overall, the code quality isn't impressive. That doesn't mean it can't improve. It just means it has to be a priority.

I have already touched the security issue. Another issue for me has been SMP support (not just last weeks build - I have tried a lot of builds over time), and I have a rough idea why. The locking isn't always done properly, and the code base mostly ignores read reorderings that will bite you increasingly on newer CPU's (that's right, Intel/AMD cpu's actually does reorderings these days - so does your compiler...)

Edited 2009-08-17 13:31 UTC

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