is running an article claiming that the BeOS source code was distributed via the BeOS-only chatting and file exchange application, BeShare
, resulting in the shut down of the main BeShare server. Several people (and BeShare users) have replied
to the article stating that there was indeed a leak some weeks ago, but there are two important makefiles missing in order to build successfully the whole system. They also claim that new features like an updated Media Kit and new versions of Interface Kit and App_server can be found there as well as many new drivers. Our Take:
If all these new features are true, it is such a shame that Be was sold out to Palm before they could make a new BeOS release out of it. Leaks are never good of course, but the OpenBeOS
guys may kill for pieces of that code!