Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Feb 2008 07:18 UTC, submitted by umccullough
BeOS & Derivatives With many recent stability fixes and other improvements by Michael Lotz (mmlr) as well as others - he was able to finally nail down a couple last minor tweaks that allowed him to checkout the Haiku source from the SVN repository, compile a raw Haiku image, and test it in QEMU entirely from his Haiku install. This is the first time ever that Haiku has reportedly 'self-hosted', an unofficial important requirement for an alpha release. Please note that there are a few technicalities to be ironed out before the process can be easily reproduced by all. Update: Please note that Haiku won't be taking over the world just yet.
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Coxy
Member since:
2006-07-01

'What's the big deal? It's quite simple: it's better than anything else out there, OS-wise. The ease-of-use sensibilities of OS X with the software freedom of Linux'

All of that could apply to RISC OS. It was also amazing and ahead of its time

'No, the applications aren't there -- yet --'

This was a problem witjh RISC OS... and the apps never got 'there' before it died. The same will happen to Haiku. Haiku will never have a user base bigger than AmigaOS does now, the apps will never get 'there', neither will H.

There's no big deal about it and there never will be.

Edited 2008-02-12 17:45 UTC

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

This was a problem witjh RISC OS... and the apps never got 'there' before it died. The same will happen to Haiku. Haiku will never have a user base bigger than AmigaOS does now, the apps will never get 'there', neither will H.


As long as it remains open source, and there are fanatic people who are supporting it - I don't see how your logic applies.

Nobody can "kill" Haiku except its own users/developers/supporters...

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Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

'Nobody can "kill" Haiku except its own users/developers/supporters...'

...or lack there of.

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MYOB Member since:
2005-06-29

The apps, in many cases, don't need to "get there". We have a full Mozilla Suite port (and all the associated applications as a result), we have streaming media and DVD players, we have a massive range of applications RISC OS never had and likely never will have - comparing apples and oranges here.

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Nicholas Blachford Member since:
2005-07-06

This was a problem witjh RISC OS... and the apps never got 'there' before it died. The same will happen to Haiku. Haiku will never have a user base bigger than AmigaOS does now, the apps will never get 'there', neither will H.


When I was a BeOS user it got very close to having all the apps I needed. I only booted into Windows to use Photoshop, the rest of the time was in BeOS. There was quite a bit of software for it and a lot of that will still run. With better POSIX compatibility porting apps will be easier and there's plenty of open source apps out there these days.

There's no big deal about it and there never will be.


Someone probably said that about Linux once...

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