Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Aug 2010 21:02 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives "Back in mid-2001, when the news that Be Inc. had sold its intellectual property to Palm hit the streets, what many had suspected and rumored for quite some time - that BeOS development was headed towards closure - finally became a reality. This news and the sad realization that it ensued hit hard the developers and users of BeOS; but many of them did not give up on the idea of letting the operating system of their dreams die, and instead embarked on the daunting task of recreating BeOS in an open source fashion. This is how OpenBeOS - now known as the Haiku Project -- was born."
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RE[2]: Not bad..
by vodoomoth on Fri 20th Aug 2010 15:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Not bad.."
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On the other hand, Haiku has now tutorials on developing applications, developers/user conferences.....will it now go in hyperbolic development? Sincerely hope so (and best wishes to them).

Just to reply on this point, I think one straightforward way to get this hyperbolic development is by opening the flood gates to Java and other virtual machine-based things. The amount of software in Java is just huge. Problem is, the OpenJDK port was announced in January 2008 and still no release date that I know of. The motto should be "reuse as much as possible". In that sense, the FreeBSD networking stack is a good move but the OS needs more of that.

Another way, less easy in my opinion, is the developer momentum. I think Haiku has gained it, at least, they've earned me and I knew strictly nothing about BeOS and Haiku before this year. The general view seems rather favorable as I have never read anything negative about Haiku anywhere on the web, which is a rare fact.

What do you think?

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