Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Sep 2009 14:57 UTC, submitted by Alexander Bisogiannis
BeOS & Derivatives With the imminent release of the Haiku Alpha, Haiku-Files is now releasing ISO images for testing. Note that these are not the actual alpha release, but only daily builds of the branch which will eventually become the alpha! "With the upcoming release of Haiku R1Alpha1, we are providing candidate imagefiles. They are X86 GCC2 Hybrid images and provided as Raw HD, VMware, and ISO images. As per the R1Alpha1 specifications, they are built from the releases/r1alpha1 branch code and utilize the alpha-* build profile."
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Keep expectations low
by umccullough on Tue 1st Sep 2009 22:00 UTC
umccullough
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2006-01-26

Remember, this is still technically "pre-alpha"...

Bug fixes are being merged into the alpha branch pretty much continously now, and known performance issues with the Live/Install CD are being addressed as well.

Various cleanups are still being made to public headers, etc.

Additionally, the various 3rd party packages are being updated bit by bit and need to be regression tested to make sure they still work...

And finally, we don't have these candidate builds mirrored anywhere, so please don't eat our hosting server yet ;)

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RE: Keep expectations low
by OSGuy on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 10:36 in reply to "Keep expectations low"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

Great work! Looking forward to Haiku!

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RE: Keep expectations low
by OSGuy on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 08:01 in reply to "Keep expectations low"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

I just tried the ISO in VirtualBox. It works flawlessly! I liked everything I saw, Finally, a fully featured, beautiful, open source OS. Well done!

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