Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 14th Sep 2009 04:05 UTC, submitted by Coldfirex
BeOS & Derivatives The Haiku Project is proud to announce the availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1, the first official development release of Haiku, an open source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. The purpose of this release is to make a stable development snapshot of Haiku available to a wider audience for more extensive testing and debugging.
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Thanks for posting this Eugenia!
by leavengood on Mon 14th Sep 2009 04:09 UTC
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This is an exciting time for we Haiku developers, and though it has been a long time in the making, it is still a proud moment.

I hope all the people waiting for a release before using Haiku can now finally try it out!

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Eugenia Member since:

Anytime. I felt a bit of BeOS deja vu tonight myself, since I just came back from a party too where most of the people there were ex-BeOS engineers or developers (most of them now work for Google's Android or Palm's WebOS).

Among them was GeB who I haven't seen in a few years. GeB was the developer of one of the most popular BeOS utils, ProcessController:

So when I came back home and saw the Haiku announcement, I had to do something about it. ;-)

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umccullough Member since:

So when I came back home and saw the Haiku announcement, I had to do something about it. ;-)

LOL, damn, I think Thom was actually prepping an article too... oh well ;)


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leavengood Member since:

That's really funny because Rene Gollent and I were just talking about GeB and hoping he might one day be enticed back into developing for Haiku. ProcessController is an impressive application and one we love to show off inside Haiku.

Well whether or not GeB returns his BeOS legacy will live on in Haiku.

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Eddyspeeder Member since:

Actually, I'm real curious: what is the overall response of the BeOS engineers to Haiku? What are their main praises and criticisms?

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