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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RE[5]: Giddy
by Ronald Vos on Wed 8th Nov 2006 19:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Giddy"
Ronald Vos
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2005-07-06

I have a problem with people claiming they are doing more than they are, when they haven't, at all, contributed back.

They clearly state on their changelog what they've gotten from Haiku, no?

Besides, they're keeping BeOS alive by having a product out for which BeOS programmers can code. That's something, no? ;)

BTW: weren't they supposed to donate their Intel Extreme driver?
http://haikunews.org/1202

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RE[6]: Giddy
by umccullough on Wed 8th Nov 2006 19:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Giddy"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

BTW: weren't they supposed to donate their Intel Extreme driver?

I suspect this is the primary example that Beta is referring to, although the circumstances behind this are probably misunderstood, or unknown by many.

I do not really know the full story, but I think it's safe to say that yT did in fact attempt to donate Intel Extreme code to Haiku - but it ultimately did not actually get added to the Haiku repo. The reasoning for the latter are where things get somewhat fuzzy.

I have heard grumblings over the quality and/or completeness of yT's Intel Extreme code that was donated and some tidbits about the circumstances under which it was developed possibly being some reasons it did not make it into the Haiku repo.

Now, Bernd and magnussoft are at least attempting to add additional hardware support to the Haiku intel_extreme driver (written by Axel) - so maybe this entire mess will be put to rest once they start submitting their patches back to Haiku (which also has not yet done - possibly because the new hardware support is not 100% working)

Edited 2006-11-08 19:50

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