Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 8th Nov 2006 00:03 UTC, submitted by sogabe
Zeta Only a few weeks after the first release of ZETA 1.21, Magnussoft has just announced some details of what can be expected from the next version of ZETA. According to the announcement, the central piece of ZETA 1.5 will be what magnussoft calls project MediaFire, a completely new application for CD and DVD burning, the long awaited multi-user capability and an upgraded SAMBA implementation.
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Giddy
by umccullough on Wed 8th Nov 2006 07:07 UTC
umccullough
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2006-01-26

I love seeing all the "updated from Haiku" and "added fix from Haiku" in the notes from magnussoft!

Reminds me that even though Haiku R1 hasn't surfaced, Haiku is still having a very positive impact on the BeOS/Zeta community.

The more code that is shared from Haiku, the more relevant it becomes, and the more support it has indirectly secured from 3rd parties.

I understand the need to release new versions of Zeta to retain interest, but it just doesn't seem like there is truly enough in that list for a "1.5" - many items listed are mainly bugfixes and updates...

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RE: Giddy
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Nov 2006 08:30 in reply to "Giddy"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I love seeing all the "updated from Haiku" and "added fix from Haiku" in the notes from magnussoft!

Yes, Bernd and the Haiku guys are really working together at the moment, you can see it in the mailing list where they have various discussions and post new pieces of code to test.

Really good, mutual benefit, you name it.

I understand the need to release new versions of Zeta to retain interest, but it just doesn't seem like there is truly enough in that list for a "1.5" - many items listed are mainly bugfixes and updates..

You do not seem to understand how big an update multiuser is. BeOS is a single-user OS, and making the OS multiuser is a HUGE undertaking. I'd say it warrants a 2.0 designation even.

Edited 2006-11-08 08:31

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RE[2]: Giddy
by Beta on Wed 8th Nov 2006 11:04 in reply to "RE: Giddy"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

Has Bernd paid you off Thom?

As far as I see, they've taken open source code, made changes, offered binaries for testing, with a possible contribution in the future. Maybe that happens after ZETA is released, just to make sure they get some more seats...

If Bernd and ZETA want to really work with Haiku, they might want to work from the same repo for their shared code.

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RE[2]: Giddy
by helf on Wed 8th Nov 2006 15:00 in reply to "RE: Giddy"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

You do not seem to understand how big an update multiuser is. BeOS is a single-user OS, and making the OS multiuser is a HUGE undertaking. I'd say it warrants a 2.0 designation even.

While its a big change and probably would warrant a 2.0 version #, BeOS had the beginnings of multiuserness already in it. Just wasnt used iirc.

I hope it works well.

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