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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B. Hayden
by M on Wed 27th Mar 2002 16:42 UTC

I'm curious about the 'forker' who has carried out such a great simple idea, Bill Hayden.

I know he is a MacOS developer that used to work for">Teacher , I think now he runs his own company, <a href="">Haydentech

He looks to me like a talented professional, so the new project seems very promising, a MacOS guy coding a BeOS like API for Linux. I have to see his Opentracker.