Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Dec 2006 12:05 UTC, submitted by sogabe
BeOS & Derivatives The Haiku network stack currently under heavy development is reportedly working with the Vision IRC client. Haiku developer Axel Dörfler reports that the network stack can now successfully run the Vision IRC client (screenshot on the Haiku website). At this stage, the network still needs to be configured manually, but this can be easily done by editing a couple of files as explained here. Haiku can use BeOS network drivers, so if your NIC is not supported, you can try finding a driver on BeBits.com.
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RE: Great news
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 7th Dec 2006 20:44 UTC in reply to "Great news"
StephenBeDoper
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2005-07-06

Totally agreed. I remember being immensely impressed at the things that the people in the OpenTracker project were able to accomplish in a short time after Tracker's source was released (within about 6 months I believe, they had fixed up the majority of the quirks/gripes most people had). It should be quite interesting once Haiku gets past the "just making it work" phase.

There's also the nearly-obsessive attention to detail displayed by many BeOS developers. I remember a 2-3 day debate on the OT mailing lists about the relative usability merits of the terminology "partition" vs. "volume." Some may see that as a sign of OCD, but I see it as a sign of an OS that I won't constantly be cursing due to legions of small quirks.

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