Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2007 22:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "FalterCon 2007 took place on August 11, and it went quite well (IMHO, of course). Here I would like to share my personal impressions of the event, as well as make a few (somewhat) related observations. When the news of the WalterCon cancellation broke out and I read about some people being left with non-refundable air tickets, my first reaction was 'OK, let's do something with these guys'. A few emails later with Mike Summers, Bryan Varner and Urias, we had decided on having a community gathering which, as many of you know, was to later be called FalterCon (yes, pun intended). In approximately two weeks, we found a venue (and a good one!), had this website running, prepared some nice promo material, and were able to gather nine people willing to attend. All in all, I think we did pretty well given the very little time we had."
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What can you do with it?
by scottmc on Wed 15th Aug 2007 16:42 UTC
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2005-07-08

This seemed like the most common question we heard at the picnic was "What can you do with it?", that and "Why?". I think we did a decent job of answering those questions, but might help to have some good demo stuff to some off next time. ;)

Seems to be getting closer to the day where we will be facing the "Where's the apps?" question again. Might be time for those who are interested in writing apps to start working on them.

Most were impressed to see Haiku running natively on 3 different laptops that we had setup. Hopefully by this time next year Haiku will be to the point where we will be able to have it running natively on all of the laptops we had there. Seems the biggest holdup was SATA support.

I look forward to going again next year. It was lots of fun meeting everyone who I've only know virtually for these past 7+ years.

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RE: What can you do with it?
by bryanv on Wed 15th Aug 2007 17:18 in reply to "What can you do with it?"
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2005-08-26

Ditto scottmc!

Pleasure to finally meet you!

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RE: What can you do with it?
by umccullough on Wed 15th Aug 2007 18:00 in reply to "What can you do with it?"
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2006-01-26

Most were impressed to see Haiku running natively on 3 different laptops that we had setup. Hopefully by this time next year Haiku will be to the point where we will be able to have it running natively on all of the laptops we had there. Seems the biggest holdup was SATA support.

There have been a few "legacy SATA" drivers added to the tree since the picnic even!

On one of my laptops, Haiku only hangs when it gets to the desktop - I need to submit a bug report on that still... otherwise all the hardware I brought could have been running Haiku natively (granted, that was the laptop I was using as the wireless->wired router and to chat on ustream with)

Next year I will bring more laptops running Haiku goodness - even if they're hunks of crap!

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