Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Jul 2009 20:44 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives It seems like only yesterday when Haiku was nothing more than a mere promise. Oh how the times have changed, as evidenced by yesterday's news: Colin Guenther has ported the FreeBSD WiFi stack to Haiku, and managed to get a connection, browse the internet, and download a large file.
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RE: Nice work
by Earl Colby pottinger on Mon 13th Jul 2009 21:19 UTC in reply to "Nice work"
Earl Colby pottinger
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2005-07-06

Haiku seems to be very slow getting to 'Alpha', I really hope they can reach it by the end of the year, but I am not betting on it.

On the plus side, Haiku's pre-alpha state is in many ways better than lots of other software's beta-gamma-RC-1.0 releases.

It not only runs well on my old Dell laptop, but I have been test booting the diffirent netbooks (I am looking to buy one soon) in the stores off an usb flash drive with no problems so on any model.

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RE[2]: Nice work
by boulabiar on Mon 13th Jul 2009 21:51 in reply to "RE: Nice work"
boulabiar Member since:
2009-04-18

Haiku seems to be very slow getting to 'Alpha', I really hope they can reach it by the end of the year, but I am not betting on it.

On the plus side, Haiku's pre-alpha state is in many ways better than lots of other software's beta-gamma-RC-1.0 releases.


+1, I was in the Free Software Meeting, and the guy from Haiku team said that there was 8 bugs to resolve before releasing the Alpha o.O !!!
Yes, I don't know why they want to delay an alpha release from only 8 bugs !!

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RE[3]: Nice work
by JonathanBThompson on Mon 13th Jul 2009 22:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice work"
JonathanBThompson Member since:
2006-05-26

It'd be helpful to look at what the 8 bugs are: some are real show-stoppers, such that those currently using Haiku for anything important (if you don't count developing Haiku and testing it as important) are living dangerously. The developers are doing great work, but there's a valid reason why it is still being officially labeled as "pre-alpha" and they don't do so lightly.

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RE[3]: Nice work
by umccullough on Mon 13th Jul 2009 22:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice work"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Yes, I don't know why they want to delay an alpha release from only 8 bugs !!


Well, if the bugs are something like: "BFS corrupts files on the disk sometimes for unknown reasons", or: "Haiku must boot and install from a LiveCD"... then one realize perhaps those aren't 8 simple and easy-to-fix bugs...

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