Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 09:34 UTC, submitted by moochris
BeOS & Derivatives I had been following the mailing list for the Haiku project the past week with growing interest. The topic of discussion? Why, the alpha release, of course! What needs to be done, who needs to prepare what, and most importantly, what schedule are they going to settle on? Well, after numerous insightful back-and-forths, the community has settled on a schedule.
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JacobMunoz
Member since:
2006-03-17

I've been waiting for this type of news for years (we all have), but then I went to bebits.com to start downloading some of my favorite apps ahead of time... ..and they're GONE! Not everything, but 90% of the links are 404... I don't know what could ever be done to get them back to the public since this software was from about ten years ago. It's kind of frustrating to think that the files weren't stored locally (links are to 'geocities' etc.) BeZip.de has been offline since 2006 - and they usually had reliable links. But most of the apps I've looked for are gone, unless people dig through their old 4-20GB drives (if they have them) and post them online.

So, perhaps we can put out an 'all-source/binaries' alert to recollect these missing pieces - as they are the key reasons to even produce a 'BeOS' they are the 'BeOS Software'! If you have these files, please contact BeBits.com or update their location - because without them there's not much 'Be' to Haiku...

...and I just remembered where I saved a whopping mass of original .zips, in a storage unit!

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kvdman Member since:
2006-04-28

I've already tried to retrieve whatever software was available from multiple sources, the results are available at haikuware.com.

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JacobMunoz Member since:
2006-03-17

Excellent, although I didn't see BeBattle - I have a copy of it. I know I have hundreds of zips, but I'm not sure what'll work on Haiku.

I made it a policy to never just install an app, I would always drop the original in a 'zips' folder. They were so small it didn't make sense not to.

Sept 9: I'll start testing them, but I know BeBattle runs in a VMware Haiku image - I've been wasting hours again with it!

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Luposian Member since:
2005-07-27

HEL-LO! If you haven't been to BeBits recently or to HaikuWare... you probably aren't aware that BeBits is now owned/run *BY* HaikuWare! Check to see if the files you can't get on BeBits are over at HaikuWare. If not, THEN there is a problem. Otherwise, just except the "new norm" (BeBits is slowly being de-prioritized as Haiku is the new future of BeOS and thus, HaikuWare is the new site for that progression) of a less useful BeBits.

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