Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 19:58 UTC, submitted by FreeGamer
BeOS & Derivatives It seems like only yesterday when due to a combination of hubris, bad business decisions, and pressure from Apple and Microsoft, Be, Inc. went under, with its assets - including the BeOS - bought up by Palm, who now store it in a filing cabinet somewhere in the attic of the company's Sunnyvale headquarters. Right after Be went under, the OpenBeOS project was started; an effort to recreate the BeOS as open source under the MIT license. This turned out to be a difficult task, and many doubted the project would ever get anywhere. We're seven years down the road now, and the persistence is paying off: the first Haiku alpha is nearer than ever.
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Oh well... it crashed.
by truckweb on Mon 27th Oct 2008 11:16 UTC
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I was not able to make it work with VmWare, so I used VirtualBox 2.0.4 and it work like a charm.

Well, almost, no network so could not try FireFox and it crashed right after trying the GLTeapot demo.

Overall, I think they are still far from BeOS5, but it's getting there. Good work!

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RE: Oh well... it crashed.
by aldeck on Mon 27th Oct 2008 12:13 in reply to "Oh well... it crashed."
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Well i guess you had no luck because there were a few small regressions on the vmware image, networking and glteapot (and other demos) very recently ;) (the first two have been sorted out iirc) I think it would have worked fine for you a few weeks ago! In any case, we won't release the alpha with such bugs ;)

Keep in mind this is not yet alpha quality and developer activity has been really high in the recent weeks (~1000 revisions in 6 weeks), providing great improvements in performance, stability and usability, but inevitably reviving old bugs or introducing new ones, that's the risk of trying pre-alpha software.
I hope you'll enjoy the alpha ;)

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