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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The same people got Java extensively ported to BeOS R5 - it nowhere near as complicated as you seem to assume. Theres screenshots of relatively complex Java applications running under BeOS R5. Which, as it goes, is a harder OS to port things to due to worse POSIX compliance and generally being older.

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There is also a video of Java running in BeOS:


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And also because we can't fix bugs in BeOS. Firefox for instance has a lot of 'fixes' to get around BeOS bugs. The most interesting one would be the way to get around loading libraries. (BeOS only had 32MB reserved memory for ALL apps that loaded 'addon'-libraries).

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