Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2007 22:13 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Vassilis 'vasper' Perantzakis, of BeOS Max Edition fame, has announced that he will start work on WalterOS, the Haiku-based version of BeOS Max. "All code developed for this OS will be given to Haiku with the same MIT license 1 month after release at the latest. 50% of all income generated for us from any activity related to this OS (selling of CD and possibly memorabilia) will be donated to Haiku. Donations will not be accepted, please donate to Haiku." The name is not final yet, so feel free to add your own proposals.
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RE[3]: Good, but
by ormandj on Sat 14th Apr 2007 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good, but"
ormandj
Member since:
2005-10-09

I sense I've become somewhat of a OSNews/Haiku newsgroup celebrity for my persistant insistance on this particular topic.


Replace "celebrity" with "annoyance".

As I've told a friend of mine (yes, I actually DO have them... I haven't driven EVERYONE away, with my "unique personality"), I don't come here to be liked. I come here to bring awareness and a realization of an issue.


Why are you bringing "awareness" to an issue everybody is already "aware" of, many thousands of times over.

However, it's really no different that someone coming here saying "Zeta's illegal... blah, blah, blah." (hmmm.... now where have I been hearing THAT a lot lately?). The "Paul Revere" among us is trying to bring awareness and a realization of trouble to the masses who either may not realize the severity of the problem or even seemingly CARE that there IS a problem.


"Awareness" is already there, "realization" is already there, and yes, we do care, but there are much more important issues to work on first.

In summary, you're wasting your time/efforts (and our time dealing with you constantly trumpeting an issue everybody already knows about.) I thought when you got the explanation the other night you'd finally quit, but obviously not. We all already know about the bug, it is planned to be resolved, but all the more pressing issues are going to be sorted out first.

"Your" little bug will be fixed by R1, so I suggest you wait until then to use Haiku. You're obviously not capable of understanding what an in development OS goes through as a process to ready it for release.

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RE[4]: Good, but
by Luposian on Sat 14th Apr 2007 19:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Good, but"
Luposian Member since:
2005-07-27

Well, there's no mistaking it... you hate me. I can tell by your wording. But you know what? That's ok. I didn't come here to chum around. I came here to bring up an issue to, what I perceived to be, a far greater public audience than just over at Haiku's website.

I think my business is done here. And, with as much work as I see on a daily basis (especially by the likes of one Hugo Santos... GO, HUGO!!!) over at CIA, I have reason to believe that this matter will be resolved a little sooner rather than a lot later.

I did what I did, for Haiku. Not to be liked. Not to be disliked. BeOS and it's LEGITIMATE progeny (kinda rules out Zeta, huh? Yea!) are not JUST OS's to me. They are a way of ENJOYING the computers we use. MacOS X makes using a Mac enjoyable. BeOS/Haiku makes using a PC enjoyable.

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RE[5]: Good, but
by Vibe on Sat 14th Apr 2007 20:46 in reply to "RE[4]: Good, but"
Vibe Member since:
2007-03-12

Well, there's no mistaking it... you hate me. I can tell by your wording. But you know what? That's ok. I didn't come here to chum around. I came here to bring up an issue to, what I perceived to be, a far greater public audience than just over at Haiku's website.

People don't listen when things become an ego issue. Doesn't matter if it's a technical, legal, or customer experience thing. They might even know you're right but they'll never admit it. I wouldn't pay much attention to it or stroke your own self-importance. That just makes things sink futher. It's better to let things roll by, shrug, and let things work out on their own.

For all the froth, Zeta and BeOS MAX are, effectively, dead in the water. They had their moment in the sun but are fortuitously coming to a natural end as Haiku is begging to crystallise around R1. In spite of the difficulties you couldn't buy a better outcome than that if you'd planned it. The discussion is a sideshow and has no real significance. R1 is the only thing that really counts.

I note my mod points are split 2/3+ and 1/3-. That looks pretty bad but from a stats point of view it maps to the power distribution pretty well. And that's what this bruhaha is all about under the surface. Zeta and BeOS MAX are going through a death struggle and a successor is rising to the top. That's where that 1/3 of negative mod points are coming from. People hate change but they'll come around.

Edited 2007-04-14 20:52

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