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 jua_ on Thu 14th Dec 2017 19:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Go Native Thom!"
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Note though that the usage experience in a VM will not be optimal. Unforunately, we currently don't have much in terms of VM guest additions. There is e.g. no guest graphics driver for VirtualBox, and VBox's VESA emulation is quite slow, so don't expect the UI to be very responsive. Further issues might be things like sound not working.
We'd love to have all these things working nicely in VMs, but that won't be the case until Beta1 at least (unless some volunteer jumps up now to implement it!). For now, the focus has always been in getting it to run well directly on hardware.

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