Linked by Andrew Hudson on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 00:23 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives What's that you say? You made a New Year's resolution but haven't kept it? You vowed to sharpen your programming skills, write a cool application, AND use cutting edge operating system technology? Look no further, you have come to the right place. This article will get you started writing applications for Haiku, the open source version of the advanced BeOS operating system.
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RE[3]: All very nice...
by umccullough on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 03:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: All very nice..."
umccullough
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2006-01-26

If their hardware support is better than I thought, perhaps they need to make it clearer what the current state of things is...


No, not yet. Not for an alpha-quality OS. And precisely to avoid having a whole bunch of people with modern proprietary hardware lacking open specifications from whining about their hardware not working when they thought it would.

Haiku is in a state of heavy testing/development still. If you're not willing to "try" it without getting an explicit written guarantee in advance that you'll receive a certain "experience", then I think it's wrong for you. Please move along now.

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RE[4]: All very nice...
by bryanv on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 04:05 in reply to "RE[3]: All very nice..."
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

Haiku is in a state of heavy testing/development still. If you're not willing to "try" it without getting an explicit written guarantee in advance that you'll receive a certain "experience", then I think it's wrong for you. Please move along now.


Meanwhile, posting your "impression" based upon zero real-life experience, isn't going to help. Perhaps you should consider silence, or -questions- instead of statements full of unfounded, sweeping generalizations.

Oh wait, this is the internet. Most of us are stupid.

Edited 2010-02-23 04:05 UTC

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RE[4]: All very nice...
by strcpy on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 06:52 in reply to "RE[3]: All very nice..."
strcpy Member since:
2009-05-20


No, not yet. Not for an alpha-quality OS. And precisely to avoid having a whole bunch of people with modern proprietary hardware lacking open specifications from whining about their hardware not working when they thought it would.


I agree. But that is still a real concern.

Two things I have said in the past about Haiku and OSNews: focus on the fundamentals and drop that extravagant advocacy.

If an OS hasn't even reached one release, it can not be "mature" or "stable". The status of "mature" is reached after years -- and decades. Keep the alpha-status bravely and keep experimenting, but do not try to go fishing to areas which clearly are not the core strengths. You don't need that much advocacy: those that want to code, find your system without it.

(And well, this is the destiny of any "alternative operating system". You get a thousand and one Linux people -- you know, those pretending to be "open-minded" -- bitching about things that do not work compared to their system that is developed by corporate overloads; probably the same people who have never contributed code but think that contributing noise is the same thing.)

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