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: a decade too late
by jonas.kirilla on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 20:01 UTC in reply to "a decade too late"
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Don't assume that we're not innovating, or that we're just happily indulging in BeOS-nostalga. Haiku may be labelled alpha but has already surpassed BeOS in a number of ways. I'm personally hopeful that e.g. package management and file content indexing will be part of the next alpha or beta release.

We're focused on pushing on with the alphas, betas and a solid Haiku Release 1, capable of running BeOS apps, but that's just a milestone, a waypoint. It will be very interesting to see how the project evolves after that, both the people and the product.

It will probably not be trivial to get *everyone* to commit to the same vision of a revolutionary Haiku R2 or R3, but there's no lack of ideas, wishlists and todo-lists. The project works, decisions do get done, it hasn't been 10 years of just replicating BeOS, mindlessly, not thinking. We have been through some, as a team, so I'm hopeful.

Edited 2011-06-23 20:17 UTC

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