Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 26th Mar 2002 20:24 UTC, submitted by Jean-Baptiste Queru
Syllable, AtheOS Bill Hayden did the obvious: He forked AtheOS (which is technically similar to BeOS) and used its app_server and Interface Kit (without the use of X11) and rest of its kits on top of the 2.4.x Linux kernel. While the AtheOS kernel has some very nice features, by being modular, semi-microkernel, with good preemptive/multithreading support etc., it lacks a solid VM and swap support and of course, it lacks a good driver support, things that the Linux kernel provides. Bill Hayden accounced his fork on the AtheOS mailing list and made known that the "Atheos API has been merged with the BeOS API, there is PowerPC support, gcc 3.0.X compatiblity and OpenTracker/Deskbar as the desktop manager".
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for BeOS fan the secret is in the API
by AlienSoldier on Wed 27th Mar 2002 00:59 UTC

if the API will look like BeOS (will it be just look alike or fully source compatible?) it will make it easier to port some stuff to BeOS.

And, like all those old movie, the hero always train the villager before going to strike the evil king.

As for Linux, i don't like the kernel choice, but it's a good stopgap choice that work today (OBOS stopgap today is the R5 BeOS until NewOS). After all it's the API that is the hardest thing to change, the programmer don't really see the kernel usually.

I don't know how this will fit with GE...