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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RE[2]: OpenBeOS / Haiku
by OSGuy on Thu 6th Aug 2009 10:20 UTC in reply to "RE: OpenBeOS / Haiku"
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2006-01-01

If they look the same as the original BeOS that would be great.

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RE[3]: OpenBeOS / Haiku
by stippi on Thu 6th Aug 2009 11:43 in reply to "RE[2]: OpenBeOS / Haiku"
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2006-01-19

Haiku does still look similar, but a few month ago I gave the look a serious overhaul, since it looked very dated. I don't want anybody to have the impression they use something from the past, when Haiku is actually quite modernized in many aspects, compared to BeOS. Haiku is not a "retro"-OS. You may view it as such if you don't look closely, but that's not what we Haiku developers have in mind. :-) Unfortunately, it took us much longer to be where we are now, so the OS Haiku is reimplementing is really something from the past, but that doesn't mean Haiku itself is something from the past, since it's meant to be 100% compatible, not 100% the same.

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RE[4]: OpenBeOS / Haiku
by emerson999 on Thu 6th Aug 2009 15:59 in reply to "RE[3]: OpenBeOS / Haiku"
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2007-12-08

I was always somewhat under the impression that the point of the initial release was a retro operating system that would be used as a base for something more modern. Are the normal expected things of post 2000 OS going to be in the initial release now, multiuser stuff etc?

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