Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Aug 2013 21:00 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives

Although I have been a lazy blogger lately we haven't been lazy working on our remaining tasks at all. So, unsurprisingly, since my previous post we have reached and passed a few nice milestones. The latest one is that we're finally able to build the gcc2/gcc4 hybrid Haiku images again, including all the software needed for the official release.

While that in itself isn't a particularly impressive feat - after all we were already able to build the complete gcc 2 part before - the interesting aspect is how we are doing it.

Interesting progress for Haiku.

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RE[6]: Focus
by moondevil on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 08:48 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Focus"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

"it just doesn't offer anything that cannot be found elsewhere.

Sure it does. It's a free and open source operating system with the design philosophy of Mac OS X: Built together from the kernel to the GUI by the same unified development team, easy to use, 100% GUI driven NO command line necessary, easy to install and configure, unified look between applications.
"

Nothing that will keep me busy more than an hour.

BeOS was very interesting when it appeared, nowadays it just doesn't matter any longer except for people like us.

On top of that it has a unique method of handling threads that prevents the user from EVER losing control (there is no concept of an hourglass icon or spinning beachball in Haiku).


Of course not, applications just crash.

BeOS users remember how many applications suffered from thread coordination issues.

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RE[7]: Focus
by drcouzelis on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 12:10 in reply to "RE[6]: Focus"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

"It's a free and open source operating system with the design philosophy of Mac OS X: Built together from the kernel to the GUI by the same unified development team, easy to use, 100% GUI driven NO command line necessary, easy to install and configure, unified look between applications.


Nothing that will keep me busy more than an hour.
"

What? Those were my reasons why Haiku offers something that can't be found elsewhere. What does it have to do with you being busy for more than an hour?

Edited 2013-08-23 12:10 UTC

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RE[8]: Focus
by moondevil on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 14:05 in reply to "RE[7]: Focus"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Because I will spend one hour to:

- install Haiku into VirtualBox or similar
- play around with it while comparing it my old BeOS R5 copy
- decide I am better off with Windows and GNU/Linux

Nice project for nostalgic BeOS users, yes.

A good way for many OS hackers to learn about OS development in a multimedia oriented OS, yes.

I have all the respect for the Haiku developers, but there isn't any single feature, now 13 years later, that makes it worthwhile to use as day-to-day OS.

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RE[7]: Focus
by v_bobok on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 16:37 in reply to "RE[6]: Focus"
v_bobok Member since:
2008-08-01

I'll leave cheap tricks for Windows family. Stay bitter.

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