Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Dec 2012 18:03 UTC, submitted by kragil
BeOS & Derivatives "Haiku, the open source re-creation of BeOS, threatens to become 'The Duke Nukem of operating systems', joked long-time contributor Ryan Leavengood. Actually, after eleven years of development, Haiku still falls four years short of Duke Nukem Forever's long delay, but few other projects have been so long in development. However, with the recent release of Alpha 4.1, Haiku is at last nearing general release." 2013 is going to be very exciting for Haiku.
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Definitely not Haiku, if anything the ones to bear that dubious honor would have to be ReactOS IMHO... I mean geeze guys pick a release to standardize and build from there to completion before trying to play catchup to the latest versions of whatever.

I know the Haiku guys have gotten a lot of flack over their choice to hold fast to reimplementing BeOS R5 before commencing to update and modernize where needed, but after watching the result of the continually moving guideposts with ReactOS... Well I'm glad that Haiku had a concrete goal and roadmap to follow. Seems to have been helpful to them in the long run.


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