Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Aug 2009 19:35 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives The Haiku alpha release has always been a bit elusive. The project has been near the alpha release for a while now, but a number of difficult data-destructive bugs kept it at bay. After an informal coding sprint, the alpha is now just a decision away.
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HOORAH!
by gabe on Thu 6th Aug 2009 00:18 UTC
gabe
Member since:
2009-07-25

It's been nearly 8 years since I reluctantly said goodbye to BeOS on the desktop, and watching the major FOSS and commercial desktops stumble around grasping at ideas that Be got right in the early days has been funny, in a sad kind of way.

I never thought Haiku would get this far. Congrats to everyone involved! Only good things can come of your hard work and dedication.

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RE: HOORAH!
by flanque on Fri 7th Aug 2009 12:07 in reply to "HOORAH!"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Just wondering, since I have never used Be, but what exactly are you talking about? What did they get right all that time ago that hasn't already been copied these days?

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RE[2]: HOORAH!
by aldeck on Fri 7th Aug 2009 13:17 in reply to "RE: HOORAH!"
aldeck Member since:
2006-12-07

Just wondering, since I have never used Be, but what exactly are you talking about? What did they get right all that time ago that hasn't already been copied these days?


A file manager without the need of a refresh button ;)
Just a small example!

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RE[2]: HOORAH!
by looncraz on Sat 8th Aug 2009 04:09 in reply to "RE: HOORAH!"
looncraz Member since:
2005-07-24

A boot time so fast you didn't mind restarting - except for the fact that it would reset the up-time counter :-( ( obviously ).

In fact, I managed a SHOCKING 2-3 second boot time with some hacking ( some == butt loads ;-) ). Sadly the IDE / ATA systems today introduce a nice delay in the sequence on modern systems ( and 8 second boot time is 6.5 seconds of waiting for the hard drives to be recognized ).

--The loon

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