Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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Are you kidding?
by Anonymous Penguin on Tue 13th Nov 2012 04:58 UTC
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2005-07-06

I don't quite understand if you are kidding or not.
Alpha 4 after 12 years?

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RE: Are you kidding?
by v_bobok on Tue 13th Nov 2012 06:46 in reply to "Are you kidding?"
v_bobok Member since:
2008-08-01

12 years since OpenBeOS project was started. Serious code committing started a bit later, though.

It ain't easy to rewrite BeOS from scratch having very small dev team, working purely on fan-drive and dedication, especially when everyone else just don't give a damn about your project. That's fine, there were times when Linux was as obscure as Haiku now, you know, without millions of dollars, big sponsors, huge army of developers and mainstream acceptance.

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RE[2]: Are you kidding?
by djohnston on Tue 13th Nov 2012 09:38 in reply to "RE: Are you kidding?"
djohnston Member since:
2006-04-11

12 years since OpenBeOS project was started. Serious code committing started a bit later, though.

And, if I remember correctly, the serious coding began again after Thom published an article on this site that tended to prod the developers into increasing the coding activity.

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