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[5]: Promising what?
by Kelly Rush on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 03:57 UTC 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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RE[8]: Promising what?
by arielb on Thu 4th Jan 2007 11:14 in reply to "RE[7]: Promising what?"
arielb Member since:
2006-11-15

it's not even about the number of bugs but the amount of time required fixing them will be much much longer than the time it took to put in all those not quite complete features.

I'm not saying SkyOS should be open source but I would have a lot more confidence if more developers worked on it, like the small team BeOS had. (and even they were bogged down trying to make and debug all the drivers for the zillions of configurations out there)

You see, I'm very frustrated because everyone since BeOS talks about an alternative to Windows that runs on regular PC's and is easy to use but nobody delivers or they have a special "catch" that limits their future (GPL, compatibility with an old OS, too small team, etc)

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