Linked by Andrew Hudson on Mon 20th Jun 2011 17:19 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku Alpha 3 has been in development for more than 14 months. In that time more than 800 bugs have been identified and fixed, major sections have been updated, applications have been added and updated, and great progress has been made in supporting additional hardware. Here is a summary of updates, more details can be found here. Also inside, interviews with some core Haiku developers.
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RE: Looking Forward to Haiku
by vodoomoth on Mon 20th Jun 2011 12:06 UTC in reply to "Looking Forward to Haiku"
vodoomoth
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2010-03-30

You might be right but you've been downvoted (not by me). I'd hazard that the reason is the little thing you wrote about untouchable-pure-gold Linux being a hack.

The problem I see with Haiku is that it's only "alpha 3"... and after that maybe a beta phase, before maybe a train of RCs. And that's before the actual release of a first version.

I'm concerned about how relevant Haiku will still be by that time and how many people would have any incentive or reason to actually use it as their main OS.

But this alpha 3 is still good news, maybe that it'll finally install on one of my systems.

OT: can a native speaker tell me what this means, the sentence construct feels weird: "It should be noted that over 800 bugs closed as fixed since R1 Alpha 2." Thanks.

Edited 2011-06-20 12:22 UTC

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v RE[2]: Looking Forward to Haiku
by tuaris on Mon 20th Jun 2011 12:15 in reply to "RE: Looking Forward to Haiku"
RE[2]: Looking Forward to Haiku
by atriq on Mon 20th Jun 2011 17:42 in reply to "RE: Looking Forward to Haiku"
atriq Member since:
2007-10-18

OT: can a native speaker tell me what this means, the sentence construct feels weird: "It should be noted that over 800 bugs closed as fixed since R1 Alpha 2." Thanks.
All it means is that approximately 800 call tickets were acknowleged as actual bugs and were corrected. This implies that the figure stripped out all of the call tickets that had resolutions like "won't fix", "cannot reproduce", or "duplicate".

Edited 2011-06-20 17:42 UTC

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RE[2]: Looking Forward to Haiku
by Fergy on Mon 20th Jun 2011 19:02 in reply to "RE: Looking Forward to Haiku"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

OT: can a native speaker tell me what this means, the sentence construct feels weird: "It should be noted that over 800 bugs closed as fixed since R1 Alpha 2." Thanks.

When a bug is closed in a bugtracker it doesn't always mean it is fixed. 800 bugs are closed _and_ fixed.

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vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Thanks (@atriq too). It feels ironic, being a software engineer, to have bugtrackers explained to me :-)

The thing that seemed odd to me is the active voice on "close" with "bugs" as the subject. Instead of "bugs closed as fixed" I would have expected "bugs are closed as fixed". But after a couple of rereadings, it made sense.

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cmchittom Member since:
2011-03-18

OT: can a native speaker tell me what this means, the sentence construct feels weird: "It should be noted that over 800 bugs closed as fixed since R1 Alpha 2." Thanks.


Bugs can be closed for several reasons, and bug-tracking systems usually give you a way to state the reason a bug was closed. "Fixed" might be one. "Won't fix," "Unreproduceable," and "It's a feature, not a bug" might be others.

Apparently, at least 801 bugs were closed by being marked "Fixed." Obviously it would have been much clearer if they had just said "over 800 bugs were fixed," and left it at that This not so much a native-speaker issue, I think, as a Programmers-aren't-always-the-best-communicators issue.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

[q I'd hazard that the reason is the little thing you wrote about untouchable-pure-gold Linux being a hack. [/q]

That's a risky bet, there was so much silliness in the previous post to focus on just one line as being the culprit.

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RE[2]: Looking Forward to Haiku
by cb88 on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 03:32 in reply to "RE: Looking Forward to Haiku"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

It means that 800 bugs have literally been fixed not just closed as duplicates or as invalid and such.

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