Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Sep 2009 06:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives After eight years of hard work, the day has finally arrived. Today, September 14, the Haiku project has released its very first alpha release. With the goal of recreating one of the most beloved operating systems in history, the BeOS, they took on no small task, but it seems as if everything is finally starting to come together. Let's talk about the history of the BeOS, where Haiku comes from, and what the Alpha is like.
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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Mon 14th Sep 2009 14:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai
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One of the points of Haiku is to do things the right way, and deliver it 'when it's done'. By just porting stuff you only add things that 'kind of' fits instead of the perfect match.
For instance Haiku is mostly based on object orientation and C++, but most available code is in C.

Another big point is that code should be readable like a book, which very few projects can live up to. (Some BSD's do though.)


True; I was just thinking then - have they looked at libdispatch/grand central like path for a future release? just looking at all the changes and the pipe line of improvements; it has all the excitement back in the R4's of BeOS.

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