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[4]: Promising what?
by arielb on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 20:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Promising what?"
arielb
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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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RE[5]: Promising what?
by Kelly Rush on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 03:57 in reply to "RE[4]: Promising what?"
Kelly Rush Member since:
2005-06-30

There are no guarantees in life, period. However, if you avoid living your life due to that fact...is it really much of a life to begin with?

Additionally, if you look through the changelog, you'll see that Robert has fixed literally thousands of issues that our hundreds of testers have encountered and reported.

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RE[6]: Promising what?
by arielb on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 12:31 in reply to "RE[5]: Promising what?"
arielb Member since:
2006-11-15

I don't avoid taking risks but I manage them. I invest in microcap mutual funds but I never put my money in one stock. SkyOS is like putting money in a penny stock. On the other hand, it's only $30 and people put a lot more into penny stocks that never go anywhere.

Robert may have fixed thousands of issues. Unfortunately there are *millions* of issues in any OS, especially one like SkyOS that is starting from scratch.

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RE[7]: Promising what?
by Kelly Rush on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 14:48 in reply to "RE[5]: Promising what?"
Kelly Rush Member since:
2005-06-30

I guarantee you, there are not millions of issues, I'm pretty confident there are not even ONE million issues. You'd have to talk to Robert to know for sure, but I would imagine the number of issues would be somewhere in the 50,000 or less category. Additionally, not every issue is mission critical, and can easily be addressed in a service update, should it happen to be missed before going out the door.

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