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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Support Obeos
by Alex on Wed 27th Mar 2002 11:30 UTC

I feel that all support should goto OpenBeOS ( At fist I thought it would never make it, but I have changed my mind. OBEOS now has 180+ members and its doing quite well and progresing nicly, but I understand that many ppl dont want to wait for that. All I ask (request) of people on the various groups is to work together. There is no reason that the two or three best BeOS variants cant work side by side. For example, linux based BeOS for people needing good, mature networking and drivers or the newOS variant (OpenBeOS) for legacy free os from ground up. Anyone know if people from various groups are working together? If you are a programer pls join a group and help! We all want a fun fast os! BTW I use winxp primary OS