Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jun 2009 21:59 UTC, submitted by JayDee
SkyOS Not too long ago, Robert Szeleney put the development of SkyOS on a temporary hold. The challenges in keeping up with the ever-changing world of hardware support were simply too big to continue SkyOS then-current development model. As a result, Szeleney recently came up with the idea of using a Linux or NetBSD kernel as the base for SkyOS. Well, we've got a progress report on that one, and in true Szeleney fashion, a lot of work has already been done.
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RE[2]: The Point
by tktecky on Fri 26th Jun 2009 13:30 UTC in reply to "RE: The Point"
tktecky
Member since:
2009-06-26

I wholly agree... SkyOS used to be interesting for me until this announcement... Well, at least there's still Haiku around


Except that Haiku is in perpetual pre-alpha and has a quickly detoriating code base. Unless they manage to bring in the original NewOS developer to fix all the breakage (esp. SMP), the project is doomed as far as I can tell.

Edited 2009-06-26 13:31 UTC

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RE[3]: The Point
by neticspace on Fri 26th Jun 2009 13:46 in reply to "RE[2]: The Point"
neticspace Member since:
2009-06-09

Except that Haiku is in perpetual pre-alpha and has a quickly detoriating code base. Unless they manage to bring in the original NewOS developer to fix all the breakage (esp. SMP), the project is doomed as far as I can tell.


This is why some people would rather pressure the company that has BeOS's asset to completely open source it or revamp it. There is a fear that Haiku doesn't look like it'll be matured.

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RE[3]: The Point
by anevilyak on Sat 27th Jun 2009 17:15 in reply to "RE[2]: The Point"
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

...and has a quickly detoriating code base. Unless they manage to bring in the original NewOS developer to fix all the breakage (esp. SMP), the project is doomed as far as I can tell.


Care to point out how any of that is true?

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RE[3]: The Point
by v_bobok on Mon 29th Jun 2009 00:02 in reply to "RE[2]: The Point"
v_bobok Member since:
2008-08-01

Any proof for your point, sir?

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RE[4]: The Point
by sbergman27 on Mon 29th Jun 2009 04:44 in reply to "RE[3]: The Point"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Any proof for your point, sir?

Well, I don't pay a whole lot of attention to the project. But as an OSNews reader I do notice it. They've been working on it for 8 years, and does Haiku really matter in 2009? Is it something I can install for someone and have them be at all happy with it?

"Doomed" is, admittedly, a relative term. But the Haiku project fits at least a few possible interpretations of the word "doomed".

But then again, SkyOS is doomed, as well.

Edited 2009-06-29 04:46 UTC

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