Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Aug 2006 20:31 UTC, submitted by Kian Duffy
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku, the open-source BeOS replacement project, turns five years old today. Founded in August 2001 as OpenBeOS with the intention of replacing BeOS due to the lack of action by the then-ailing Be, Haiku has seen five years of change in the BeOS market but continues to progress.
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RE[2]: "Open source" desktop
by fepede on Fri 18th Aug 2006 22:36 UTC in reply to "RE: "Open source" desktop"
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Member since:
2005-11-14

The BeOS API doesn't even have support for multi-user and permissions that restrict things to root, since everything runs as root (or baron, as the case may be).

Hum, that sounds really bad.

Isn't it better to change the api now than being in trouble later ?

I realize that it would mean to redesign a lot of the system, but i think that it is worth the effort.

An OS without user separation capabilities is not to be taken in consideration nowadays.

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RE[3]: "Open source" desktop
by CPUGuy on Sat 19th Aug 2006 04:21 in reply to "RE[2]: "Open source" desktop"
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2005-07-06

They are going for compatability with R5 so as to have all those apps that have already been written.

Also, the system supports mutli-user, it's just not implemented in the UI very much (not much beyond who owns my files, namely, Baron), and not in the API.

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