As one can already see by the activity of the mailing lists, Haiku seems to be moving forward in a serious pace. Studio-33 takes a look at the latest build (many screenshots included, boys and girls), and concludes: “I was pretty impressed by this build. Deskbar and espacially Tracker seemed much more stable and Haiku didn’t crash every four or five minutes like previous builds I tested. Work on Haiku seems to go pretty fast lately and more and more pieces are getting finished. Offcourse Haiku still needs a lot of work to become somewhat useable, but it is definately going in the right direction.”
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2006-02-14 7:09 pmbryanv
None of the other steps actually copy the system files to the active partition. This does.
2006-02-15 12:03 pmmario
You are right, I had the wrong impression. I’ll try to actually do this myself on my own…
Cool !! Great work !!
for such a small team. I wonder if a few more developers will now start to be interested in joining the effort.
I love all my Linux choices but I have a real soft spot for Haiku and I’m confident it will reach R1.0 and modernise after that.
Great work Haiku team !!
2006-02-15 1:11 amAnonymous Penguin
“I love all my Linux choices but I have a real soft spot for Haiku and I’m confident it will reach R1.0 and modernise after that.”
I don’t know why Haiku is so endearing. Maybe because the Haiku guys work so hard while keeping the project open source.
Once completed, users will finally have a decent open source OS geared for the desktop.
Now if only the AROS team…
2006-02-14 7:10 pmbryanv
… would give up and join Haiku?
2006-02-14 8:10 pmronaldst
Nah, they gotta work harder on AROS. I prefer Workbench to Tracker. I want to play with both… Now!
Congrats to the Haiku team, and a big “haha” to all the nay-sayers who said the Haiku project would crash and burn.
2006-02-15 6:17 pmStephenBeDoper
You might want to save a bookmark for to the following article – should be fun to bring up around the time of the first official Haiku release
We’re still trying to increase Haiku’s awareness through Distributed Computing efforts. TeamHaiku on SoB is our largest team currently.
Visit the forum for more info:
The end of ZetaOS when Haiku is finished?
2006-02-14 8:08 pmFord Prefect
I doubt that. If YellowTab is still operating then, they could make a distribution out of it and sell it to their evolved customer/distributor base.
Perhaps Haiku could get the only reason for them to stay alive It is very difficult to maintain such an outdated OS with such a small team to be really competitable to other OSes. Haiku could help them a lot with that.
2006-02-14 9:07 pmmiscz
They can always sue them for some made up reason
Happy Valentines Day, Haiku! Ooooh how I love you
When the stability issues were largely solved, at least insofar that I was literally unable to cause Haiku to freeze or KP (Kernel Panic), no matter what I did, I finally felt like I was kinda using BeOS again. And it seems, now that that hurdle has been passed, progress in other areas is progressing faster and faster every day!
The current issue that bothers me most is the “Mount lockup” bug. If you have Pulse running, you’ll see, as soon as you go to “Mount”, CPU usage immediate ramps up to 100% (at least on my 1Ghz Athlon system) and everything just crawls and basically falls apart from that point on. I think that, since Mount isn’t even available, the menu option should just be greyed out and ignored completely, not cause Haiku (or at least Tracker) to go into a runaway CPU condition.
But, I say, it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if we had a fairly usable Alpha by the 2nd quarter and a really stable, usable Beta by the 3rd quarter of this year.
Keep up the good work, Haiku! You guys rock!
As of the Haiku build I just downloaded (1639x), I can now save my screen preferences! I rebooted and my setting of 1024×768 @ 75Hz was still there! No more 800×600 @ 60Hz anymore! YEAH!!!
An awesome system
More progress everyday now
Looking much better
Nice with more alternative OSes, and to see that they are still alive.
well this is the first time i’ve ever really tried a Be.
while i can’t say anything about apps, general system performance yet i must say tracker is a nice piece of software and querying is remarkably painless.
the ability to right click and explore the file contents really helps with the spacial browsing and the right click menu in general is nice and complete. saving queries and moving them aroun is also really nice and easy.
i definiely see why this has a speial place in peoples hearts
So, is this all Haiku code? Or is it still BeOS with multiple pieces pulled out and replaced with Haiku pieces?
2006-02-16 5:05 amumccullough
It is all “Haiku” code.
The kernel is a branch of the NewOS kernel, the “shell” is the open-source OpenTracker project (open-sourced by Be, Inc. many years ago – and maintained by the primary kernel developer of Haiku himself)
The servers (app_server, media_server, etc.) were all re-created from scratch. Many of the visual blemishes you see are a result of the re-creation of app_server which is still in progress. As you can see, much of the OS is usable!
The apps you see are re-creations of standard BeOS apps.
Since the OS is source AND binary compatible, many existing BeOS apps run without recompiling.
Edited 2006-02-16 05:07
… great work haiku team!!!
“Now simply copy the data from the mounted image onto the Haiku partition and reboot”
Why is this necessary, when the previous steps have prepared a separate Haiku partition to be bootable,and even added to the Bootman menu? (I am talking about the Installing Haiku section in the article.)