Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Feb 2009 18:31 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Back when it was becoming clear that the time of the BeOS had come and gone, enthusiasts immediately set up the OpenBeOS project, an attempt to recreate the Be operating system from scratch, using a MIT-like license. The project faced difficult odds, and numerous times progress seemed quite slow. Still, persistence pays off, and the first alpha release is drawing ever closer. We decided to take a look at where Haiku currently stands.
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RE: GCC4 and binary compatibility
by umccullough on Wed 11th Feb 2009 16:13 UTC in reply to "GCC4 and binary compatibility"
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Does a version compiled against GCC4 still break binary compatibility with existing BeOS apps?


Yes, unless you create a hybrid version which also contains gcc2 libraries. If you do this, the runtime_loader analyzes the elf header at startup and figures out what version of the libraries to load.

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