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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RE[2]: Go Native Thom!
by Alfman on Thu 14th Dec 2017 14:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Go Native Thom!"
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Thom Holwerda,

I'd love to go native, but aside from not having the hardware to do so, I want to make sure I get an impression of *Haiku*, not its hardware support.

If you are going to be using/reviewing Haiku for a couple weeks anyways, I also think it's important for you to have some experience going native. Your experiences and feedback will be more valuable to the Haiku community if you are running on bare hardware than if you are running in a VM.

Do you have a spare harddrive you can use? Or external media you can boot from? If not then IMHO you should buy one, it's useful to have anyways. If I lived closer, I'd lend you those so you could do a proper review on bare metal as an OS is meant to be.

With linux distros I frequently use a partitioned multiboot setup with no problems, going so far as to install linux into LVM volumes (yay!). But as you know there's inherent risk to other operating systems this way and I personally don't have experience multibooting Haiku on a separate partition.

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