Linked by rohan_p on Wed 8th Aug 2012 15:21 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives BeOS may be dead, but over a decade after its lamentable demise the open source Haiku project keeps its legacy alive. Haiku is an attempt to build a drop-in, binary compatible replacement for BeOS, as well as extending the defunct OS's functionality and support for modern hardware. At least, that's the short-term goal - eventually, Haiku is intended significantly enhance BeOS while maintaining the same philosophy of simplicity and transparency, and without being weighed down with the legacy code of many other contemporary operating systems. Computerworld Australia recently caught up with Stephan Assmus, who has been a key contributor to the project for seven years for a lengthy chat about BeOS, the current state of Haiku and the project's future plans.
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by cipri on Thu 9th Aug 2012 15:31 UTC
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i must admit the development of haiku slowed down, just the gsoc could save haikus image. That's one advantage of haiku, that even if the core developers of haiku slow down, or loose their interest, there are still new developers coming that are doing a great job.
Haiku has a lot of good stuff under the hood, but it's user interface makes in my opinion a too old impression. I guess most haiku/beos subestimate the importance of looking pretty/fancy. Beos users are used to that current user interface, and they could swear how great it is, but some of them dont understand, that most other users that come from windows/linux perhpas prefere a more modern looking user interface.
I would prefer if haiku would already now start working on R2, and on R1 at the same time. And if there is something good/important in R2, it can be ported back to R1.

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