Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jan 2007 22:30 UTC
SkyOS Hell was already frozen anyway, but apparantly, the SkyOS team is trying to bring hell's temperature to absolute zero, since they are saying 2007 might see a release of SkyOS 5. "After what seems about 30 years worth of work (I'm sure even more to Robert), SkyOS will finally be released to the public. Lots of details are still being worked out on this one (as well as the obvious issues still present in the system), but we're really shooting to make it happen."
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RE[2]: Promising what?
by arielb on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 11:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Promising what?"
arielb
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2006-11-15

you are assuming there will be a final product. 80/20 Pareto rule tells me one guy, even someone as brilliant as Robert isn't going to be able to fix all the boring bugs required for a stable, final release.

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RE[3]: Promising what?
by stestagg on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 12:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Promising what?"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

How the hell does the Pareto principle have any relevance here?

I would agree that the chance of a random person completing an Operating system of this complexity on his own is tiny, but Robert has shown amazing dedication to the project. If anyone can do it, then he can.

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RE[4]: Promising what?
by arielb on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 20:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Promising what?"
arielb Member since:
2006-11-15

Pareto implies that it's relatively easy to come up with new features. Most of the work is fixing all the bugs. All those tiny details. And since this is an OS and not some app that you can live without...bugs are critical. I'm sorry but I just can't take an OS seriously if it's only being worked on by one guy even if he's a super genius and never sleeps. And there's no guarantee it won't be dropped if something else happens in his life.

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