Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Dec 2017 23:54 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives

I've now turned my attention to preparation for beta1. Already talk has resumed on the mailing list of a tentative schedule; there still remains too much to do to expect it before the new year, but with the list of blockers now reduced effectively to two (one relating to installing source packages on the actual release image, which I intend to look into solving soon; the other is about clashing mime supertype declaration and may prove trickier to solve), the actual "release branch" is hopefully not more than a month away.

I've already begun drafting release notes and making build system cleanups as part of preparation. There is finally light at the end of the tunnel - don't give up hope yet. :)

I'm just putting it out there that if all goes according to plan, I'll be spending lots of time in a nice Haiku virtual machine over the coming weeks to get a really good look at the state of the continuation of the best operating system ever made.

It's time.

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Package Management took a long time
by jscipione on Thu 14th Dec 2017 02:51 UTC
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After R1/A4 was released in November 2014 there was a donation-paid developer sponsorship to do package management. This work was done by a couple of core Haiku developers, was discussed extensively on the mailing list, and remains controversial.

Once package management was merged in It took a long time for the project to get all the packages put together and to setup the infrastructure to update packages automatically and a bunch of other thing. This was necessary for the final release out the door for tasks such as updating your system and apps. It took the project a while to get to the other side of this feature but Haiku is in a better place because of it.

Now that package management has been added, packages have been built, and the infrastructure is in place to update packages, Haiku will soon move into Beta. All of the major goals for R1 have been met, yet there are still many many bugs and missing functionality, and there is many more features yet to come in R2 and beyond.

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