Linked by umccullough on Thu 15th Nov 2012 22:12 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku R1/Alpha 4 had a couple critical bugs that were immediately identified and resolved shortly after release. These issues affected a significant number of users, and Haiku developers felt it made sense to do an Alpha 4.1 point release to provide a better experience for subsequent user downloads. The new download links and torrents have been provided, and they encourage people to update.
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RE: on read-only media
by anevilyak on Fri 16th Nov 2012 20:30 UTC in reply to "on read-only media"
anevilyak
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It's mainly a concern because quite a few people try to install the OS onto their normal read-write media by booting from a CD ; obviously if the latter won't boot then they're not going to get very far at trying the OS out. In any case, the bug doesn't actually pertain to read-only vs read-write per se, it's an issue where the list of loaded images wouldn't be properly normalized because a bug in some of the hashtable iteration code would result in entries getting skipped (if you're morbidly curious about the details, see http://cgit.haiku-os.org/haiku/commit/?id=ad53cd29cb74a329731b9e759... ).

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