Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Dec 2017 23:54 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives

I've now turned my attention to preparation for beta1. Already talk has resumed on the mailing list of a tentative schedule; there still remains too much to do to expect it before the new year, but with the list of blockers now reduced effectively to two (one relating to installing source packages on the actual release image, which I intend to look into solving soon; the other is about clashing mime supertype declaration and may prove trickier to solve), the actual "release branch" is hopefully not more than a month away.

I've already begun drafting release notes and making build system cleanups as part of preparation. There is finally light at the end of the tunnel - don't give up hope yet. :)

I'm just putting it out there that if all goes according to plan, I'll be spending lots of time in a nice Haiku virtual machine over the coming weeks to get a really good look at the state of the continuation of the best operating system ever made.

It's time.

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I walked away...
by Jace on Thu 14th Dec 2017 14:48 UTC
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I walked away at package management. I was sad. Aside from not having the user-responsiveness of BeOS (the kernel isn't scheduled the same way as BeOS's kernel, and this just made me feel like i wasn't running BeOS... because i wasn't), they stuck the net_server into the kernel, added a package manager, and started filling in the holes by porting Linux code (driver wrappers, APIs). It was supposed to be a BeOS clone, not a Linux. I'm not sure what the point of it is any more, if it's just going to keep being driven by Linux enthusiasts.

Mac OS still doesn't have the feel of BeOS, but it gave me the needed out from my Windows misery. Apple is slowly turning it into ugly, bloated crap, to serve iPhone sales, but it's still better than any alternatives; have my replacement OS. I don't do computers as a hobby any more, so i have no use for a hobby OS. Kind of sad for me, since BeOS was a big part of my life at one time. I even attended the first and only WalterCon as a reporter...

By the way: everyone complaining that Haiku looks "dated" or "old" because it isn't playing "me too" with the disgusting and idiotic flat minimalism fad that Apple, Microsoft, and everyone else is obsessed with... you have no idea how user interface design is supposed to work. I've noticed that most people don't, so you're in the majority. But you're wrong.

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