Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th May 2014 20:12 UTC, submitted by Premislaus
BeOS & Derivatives

My area of interest is broadly defined kernel development. In the spring of 2013 I implemented ASLR and DEP which caused minor confusion due to "activation" of bugs that have been hidden but I think that overall it worked out well for Haiku. Later I tinkered a bit with RTM (Restricted Transactional Memory), new extension introduced in Haswells but the code will need a lot of work before it will become usable. From October to mid-January, I was employed by Haiku, Inc. to work on the scheduler and adaptating Haiku for work on systems with more than one logical processor. Among other things, I got rid of the 8 processors limit, which was quite firmly rooted in the ABI inherited from BeOS.

Great interview with a low-level Haiku developer.

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RE[3]: Ouch
by bornagainenguin on Mon 12th May 2014 22:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ouch"
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renox commented...

BlueEyedOS was a project bound to fail from the start: they were quite fuzzy in their explanation of the license that they were going to use..

As I seem to recall that didn't seem to bother the yellowTab\magnussoft Zeta crowd all that much for quite a long period of time. It was amazing how far those guys got with their shenanigans, even to the point of selling Zeta on German RTL TV shopping channel! Not bad for an operating system whose licensing was so incredibly fuzzy it was like they didn't actually have a right to distribute or sell it at all...



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