Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Aug 2005 20:49 UTC
SkyOS SkyOS Beta 8.5 has just been released. New features include the Indexing Service, an SQL based file attribute and content index service which makes it possible to find your files in a fraction of a second, better developer support, and a lot of bug fixes. NVU has also been ported and is available in this release. You can read the changelog here. Update: Screenshots gallery by OSDir.
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RE[3]: @ Youll
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2005 15:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: @ Youll"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

My name is Thom, with an H (*not* derived from Thomas-- it's just that-- Thom).

Anyway, these issues have been brought up to Robert numerous times. First only by minor individuals like me. Later on, a few months back now, a letter was sent to Robert & team, undersigned by almost every long-time SkyOS fan. In this letter we made a few proposals that could improve SkyOS' stability, development process, and more (we were begging for a feature freeze, for instance, something SkyOS needs imho, and in the opinion of other prominents too).

This letter was, for the most part, discarded, and of course Robert has every right to do that (it's his project, after all). That's why some of the undersigned basically left the community. Including me.

If you want to renew that effort, feel free to go to the SkyOS forums and post about it. I've stopped trying.

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RE[4]: @ Youll
by Roguelazer on Sun 7th Aug 2005 18:18 in reply to "RE[3]: @ Youll"
Roguelazer Member since:
2005-06-29

You're absolutely right. It's his project. So stop acting bitter, as though he owed you something. That's why all the whining here (and to a lesser extent in the OSX-X86) threads annoys me. People think a company or a person owes them something, something for free. Get over it. Not all things in life are free, and there's lots of non-free things that are good.

(That flame wasn't entirely directed at you. It was directed at all of the whiners.)

(Yes, my comment score average just died. Sigh.)

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RE[5]: @ Youll
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2005 18:47 in reply to "RE[4]: @ Youll"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm not acting bitter, I just explained that we already sent Robert a letter, and what his reply was. I see no bitterness.

And about the free thing, It's not because I want SkyOS to be free just for the sake of it being free. All I'm saying is, is that SkyOS would get better stresstesting and more developers if it were more easily available to people. That's all.

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RE[5]: @ Youll
by Rodrigo on Sun 7th Aug 2005 18:51 in reply to "RE[4]: @ Youll"
Rodrigo Member since:
2005-07-06

It's a 2-way road, SkyOS certainly have interest on using news sites like OSNews to publicize his software, and then gotta accept criticisms and suggestions.

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