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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RE: I walked away...
by bbjimmy on Thu 14th Dec 2017 23:35 UTC in reply to "I walked away..."
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I felt the same way when the package management system slowed down the next release. Haiku's Package Management is far different from any other I have used. It downloads a special zip ( .hpkg ) file after checking for all the dependencies and places it in the packags directory. The package manager than adds the files to the right directories without unpacking the file.

Be was in the process of moving the net server code into the kenrnel for better performance when it closed its doors.

There are no Linux drivers in Hailu. Some network drivers from BSD are used through a special API wrapper.

Haiku is now far better than BeOS ever waswhile retaining the essence that I fell in love with. Can you imagine using NetPositive today? It was well behund other browsers when it was released and never caught up. WebPositive is far more advanced and there are Qupzilla and Otter browsers available.


Haiku still has very little bloat and , like BeOS, is really responsive to the user.

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