Linked by Andrew Hudson on Mon 20th Jun 2011 17:19 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku Alpha 3 has been in development for more than 14 months. In that time more than 800 bugs have been identified and fixed, major sections have been updated, applications have been added and updated, and great progress has been made in supporting additional hardware. Here is a summary of updates, more details can be found here. Also inside, interviews with some core Haiku developers.
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RE[6]: Looking Forward to Haiku
by Not2Sure on Tue 21st Jun 2011 21:03 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Looking Forward to Haiku"
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Yes, that's a serious question. WTF is a "modern" kernel,

Anything current, clearly.
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What a stunninly useless term then. Thanks for the clarification. I would simply use the term "current" from now on as it is more clear. Most people use "modern" as a descriptive term and it has connotations with respect to design and form. See ("modern aesthetics", "modern science").

and WTF is a "premodern" kernel
It's something you made up.


Lol, so, how do we refer to anything before modern (whatever that is because current seems to change every couple of years? Also, what does current mean "currently on the market" or "currently developed" or ..?

That is the whole point of microkernel (no wait, nanokernel!, no wait picokernel!) design.. simplicity and correctness at the cost of performance (to an arguable extent).

Well, not exactly.
It's about modulising core components and then porting them outside of kernel space - the goal often being to eliminate kernel panics.


Um, that's exactly the same thing. I can see how you don't want to equate those terms I suppose.

There's nothing more or less correct about a micro-kernel design. It's just a different way of tackling the same problem.


I don't think I can continue responding to you further as you clearly haven't put much thought into what you are writing or don't share the terminology most people use to discuss these topics. You might want to read into the benefits of a trusted code base and a provable kernel for operating system security. Thanks for the comment.

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