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[2]: I walked away...
by Andre on Sat 16th Dec 2017 17:09 UTC in reply to "RE: I walked away..."
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First, I must say I have to experience on the Apple ecosystem.

But, as far as I know, the kernel and some other parts are open source. Furthermore, there is GNUstep, which is an open source implementation of NeXT's OpenStep, the basis for Apple's Cocoa API.

So, without knowing any details, I would say, the kernel is there, there is a basis to begin the API implementation.

I would also say the implementation of Darling (like wine, to run OSX applications on Linux) would need more attention. And looking at how Wine and ReactOS work together, such a project to create an Open Source OSX clone, would also need to work together with Darling.

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