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[7]: Focus
by drcouzelis on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 12:10 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Focus"
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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"
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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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