Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Apr 2007 16:59 UTC, submitted by caius roman
BeOS & Derivatives "We are pleased to announce that JMicron Technology Corporation has offered to give our project support in the implementation of SATA technology for Haiku. JMicron has pledged to support the development effort by providing the required technical documentation as well as hardware for testing. Haiku developer Marcus Overhagen will be working closely with JMicron with the eventual goal of achieving full support for JMicron's SATA products in Haiku in the future."
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RE: Becoming "big"
by sogabe on Sun 15th Apr 2007 22:39 UTC in reply to "Becoming "big""
sogabe
Member since:
2006-04-27

> Within 6 months, I think they will manage to release
> a viable alternative desktop.

You should be happy if Haiku is able release an alpha version that you can play with in about 6 months.

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RE[2]: Becoming "big"
by rx182 on Sun 15th Apr 2007 22:59 in reply to "RE: Becoming "big""
rx182 Member since:
2005-07-08

You should be happy if Haiku is able release an alpha version that you can play with in about 6 months.


Well to me a "viable" alternative OS isn't necessary "beta" or "final". A good alpha can be considered "viable" if it can run without its core crashing.

Like I said in my first post, Haiku isn't almost there but it's coming fast. It just needs better networking and kernel fixes so an application cannot bring the system down. Did you try the latest vmware images?

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RE[3]: Becoming "big"
by sogabe on Mon 16th Apr 2007 04:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Becoming "big""
sogabe Member since:
2006-04-27

> Well to me a "viable" alternative OS isn't
> necessary "beta" or "final".

You are free to consider using an unfinished and buggy OS -- which puts your data at risk -- a *viable alternative*, but that's not the universally accepted meaning of the word "viable."

Haiku is certainly gaining steam, but it still has a long way to go. There is a lot more than just the net stack and the kernel that need fixing to make it a viable alternative.

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RE[3]: Becoming "big"
by yahya on Mon 16th Apr 2007 10:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Becoming "big""
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2007-03-29

Well to me a "viable" alternative OS isn't necessary "beta" or "final". A good alpha can be considered "viable" if it can run without its core crashing.

Alphas do crash. By definition.

Just as you, I'm eagerly awaiting the first installable pre-release, but I sure wouldn't expect full stability from an alpha. We should not do that.

I understand, the Haiku team has been reluctant to throw Haiku to the masses, exactly because they don't want and don't need complaints by Joe Sixpack, that "this Hicoo shareware thingie won't install".

An alpha should be expected to have lots of bugs and be unstable as hell. Everything else would mean putting additional pressure on a small and already overloaded dev team.

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