Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Feb 2006 17:27 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku's Micheal Phipps has posted 20 reasons as to why he thinks Haiku is relevant. "Build all of the libraries that developers need into the OS and update them with an ultra-high quality build every year or two. No one likes to reload their OS and no one likes .dll or .so misery." Read on for the whole list.
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transputer_guy
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2005-07-08

Interesting point, Axel must have switched a data structure from being list based to a hash table OR disk based to memory based OR added some decent caching, I will have to look that up. Such improvements are common although the rest of a system will hide much of that improvement, still its always worth doing these if the improvement is noticeable.

Remember when R1 was built in the early 90s along with all the nixes and Windows starting in the 70s, 80s, memory and disk sizes were many orders smaller then and reasonable assumptions about how big something might be on a worst case were also smaller. Back then I nmight have had 1000 files on a MacOS with 200MB HD and it struggled, today I might have several 100K files with alot of duplications and its a bear on Windows and BeOS.

The biggest improvements V2 will need will be in managing the vastly bigger content available on upcoming TeraB HDs and I think Haiku with cleaner smaller sources is in better shape to do that than the much larger code bases in the bigger OSes. The 1st nix I ever used was also a PDP11 probably had 1MB HD not that Linux code is so crufty but I bet alot of the GNU command line tools are.

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