Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th May 2014 20:12 UTC, submitted by Premislaus
BeOS & Derivatives

My area of interest is broadly defined kernel development. In the spring of 2013 I implemented ASLR and DEP which caused minor confusion due to "activation" of bugs that have been hidden but I think that overall it worked out well for Haiku. Later I tinkered a bit with RTM (Restricted Transactional Memory), new extension introduced in Haswells but the code will need a lot of work before it will become usable. From October to mid-January, I was employed by Haiku, Inc. to work on the scheduler and adaptating Haiku for work on systems with more than one logical processor. Among other things, I got rid of the 8 processors limit, which was quite firmly rooted in the ABI inherited from BeOS.

Great interview with a low-level Haiku developer.

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RE[3]: Ouch
by jgfenix on Sun 11th May 2014 13:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ouch"
jgfenix
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2006-05-25

If I remember correctly NewOS was created by one of Haiku's contributors with Haiku in mind.

Edited 2014-05-11 13:09 UTC

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RE[4]: Ouch
by tacks on Sun 11th May 2014 13:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Ouch"
tacks Member since:
2014-05-03

If I remember correctly NewOS was created by one of Haiku's contributors with Haiku in mind.


You remember wrong, NewOS was a kernel created as a hobby project: http://newos.org/

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RE[5]: Ouch
by ultrabill on Sun 11th May 2014 14:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Ouch"
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2008-08-07

... by Travis Geiselbrecht who worked at Be Inc.
http://tkgeisel.com/

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RE[4]: Ouch
by demetrioussharpe on Mon 12th May 2014 13:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Ouch"
demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

If I remember correctly NewOS was created by one of Haiku's contributors with Haiku in mind.


That's incorrect. NewOS was created by Travis Geiselbrecht, who was a developer at Be, Inc. once upon a time. He'd already started NewOS before OpenBeOS (Haiku) started.

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