It has taken Axel Dorfler five days to get Haiku to boot from CD. “I successfully booted Haiku from CD-ROM from several machines today. It took a bit longer than I thought, as no emulator that I have access to seems to support multi-session CDs, and not every BIOS I have works by the book. Anyway, you could build you own bootable CD image with the “makehaikufloppy” script that’s now in our top-level directory.”
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2005-10-18 1:06 pmAnonymous
As stated on Axel’s blog, fixing issues with corrupting BFSs
2005-10-18 1:57 pmDatatec
Well he has now figured out why the logs are different.
So currently he is making Haiku’s logs compatable.
2005-10-19 2:46 pmwkornew
Seems that he wants to mess with the cache implementation.
Hey! Does someone want to put up an ISO somewhere for us to play around with?
Haiku could prove to be THE open source desktop OS in a few years — easy-to-use, fast, clean and elegant. Axel is utterly amazing.
I second Anon’s request: can someone please make a CD image? I’d love to try Haiku on real hardware 🙂
We have decided not to put out an ISO until everything is a little more stable. If someone else wants to, obviously, that is up to them. Right now, we know where the bugs are and how to fix them. 🙂
Wow! I think I just got wood from reading this news This is awesome. I can’t believe the rate that Haiku is progressing. I’m still eagerly awaiting a beta version, but I know thats a ways off. Is Axel the same guy they hired as the 1 full time employee?
2005-10-18 1:53 pmAnonymous
Yeah, it’s the same person. He’s zooming along! I can understand the Haiku project’s reticence to make CDs – after all, every man jack and his wife would burn and try it, find out that there’s still a lot to do, and then be disappointed.
I just hope some developer in a random corner of the net makes a CD image, so I can try it on my real machines 🙂
2005-10-18 2:10 pmTaterSalad
That dude is smoking with code. I know what you mean about the CD’s, I’d like to try it out myself. I never could get that BeOS free edition to work on any of my machines, so hopefully the cd and OS itself will work.
Is Axel the same guy they hired as the 1 full time employee?
Yup, that’s the man! He employs himself and gives himself daily assignments, which he mercilessly executes (it took him one day for this first one). And, like a true hacker, he brings work home occassionaly, although “he does not work during weekends” – suuure, Axel The guy is one serious coding machine! Should clone people like him!
2005-10-18 2:12 pmTaterSalad
At the very least he’s well disciplined. I’d actually prefer him to not work weekends. They are days off for a reason. Kick back and chill at the mall and best buy like I do every weekend
Oh, it was 5 days, not one – nonetheless, the dude wastes no time.
I should think Axel has a very good command of his time – I believe this is part of his success: he’s just got a feeling how much something takes and what is the reasonable maximum
Great to see my donation bucks at work. I wonder if Axel has a plan for his entire month, it would be interesting to see what he hopes to get accomplished.
I find this very rewarding in terms of showing the value of our donations. Makes me want to donate more. Hmmm, maybe I will )
You want money? This is how you get it.
it would boot from SCSI…
Sure PippoPeloDJ will make bootable images of Haiku when the correct snapshots will be released.
I was just wondering. Is he going to spend his time bringing Haiku together from what has been done already?
How much would it be keep him on for another month?
2005-10-18 8:08 pmAnonymous
Well, lets just donate what we can and let haiku-os.org figure out how to spend it best. Axel is a great developer, but lets not forget that there are other extremely talented developers on the project, so maybe it would make more sense to hire one of them full-time for a month or two.
and I thought BeOS was known for it’s fast boot.. okay bad joke I know
If anyone wants to help us bring TeamHaiku up the “Seventeen or Bust” ladder, that would be great
This is great news.
It’s something that was needed, but to really make it easier for near testing phase it would be USB boot support. Of course few have PC allowing that yet, so CD will do.
With Zeta 1.1 running on an dual AMD Opteron, booting from a USB Flash drive and with Firefox happily running on top of it, I think BeOS, in this reincarnation has actually caught up with Windows sans Java, and in desktop usage, overtaken Linux a long ago.
And now, news of Haiku progressing in broad leaps, the aliveness of BeOS, in his (her?) new, dualhood of open and closed source (Haiku and Zeta) is easily confirmed.
Parts of Haiku will probably be incorporated into Zeta, and that’s a very good thing, both for Zeta (obvious) and for Haiku (better Zeta => more Haiku mindshare). This will be an excellent symbiosis. Maybe it is already.
Frankly, two years ago I didn’t think we’d be this well off, in the BeOS community. Things are looking up!!
I wonder what’s up next